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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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Graduate Studies Open House

Get a head start on grad school and learn about everything from #gradlife to crafting the perfect application.

Join us on Tuesday, March 13th in CIBC Hall from 5:00PM to 6:30PM

Contact: sarges@mcmaster.ca

Inviting Applications for Full-Time Faculty Positions

The School of Geography and Earth Sciences is inviting applications for two faculty positions:

1. Teaching-Stream Assistant Professor in Geography and the Environment

2. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing/GIS

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McMaster University - Faculty of Science

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School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University

General Sciences Building, Room 206
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24535
Email Inquiries:
sges@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University

General Sciences Building, Room 206
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
(905) 525-9140 ext. 24535
Email Inquiries:
sges@mcmaster.ca