Generous Software Donation from Petroleum Experts Ltd.

School of Earth, Environment & Society is pleased to acknowledge that Petroleum Experts Ltd. (Petex) has donated 10 licences of the MOVE software suite, the commercial equivalent of £1,341,961.89 to McMaster University for Dr. Alexander Peace's Research. This software will allow for structural geology studies to be undertaken by both undergraduate and graduate students, enhancing our knowledge of the structural evolution of rifts and passive margins.

Green Sahara allowed for ancient human movement – three different times

The Sahara Desert has long been considered a forbidding and impenetrable barrier to human migration from southern Africa, but new evidence suggests there were three brief intervals of time when it transformed into a vast green savannah which provided the ideal conditions for the early movement of ancient humans.

According to scientists at McMaster and the University of New Mexico, one of those intervals coincides precisely with the age of the oldest known remains of modern humans—dating back roughly 315,000 years ago—which were discovered recently by another team of researchers in Morocco.

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