Identify, Define and Connect Palaeoenvironmental Archives in the Ethiopian Rift Valley Region


Svenja Meyer and Marc Seidel are PhD students in Cluster A1 and A2.

Svenja studied Physical Geography (M.Sc.) at University of Cologne and her Master’s thesis was about the depositional history of sediments within Mochena Borago Rockshelter that is affiliated in project A1. She is employed as research assistant in Project A1 since July 2014.


Marc Seidel

Marc studied Geophysics (M.Sc.) at University of Cologne. In his Master’s thesis he investigated the effect of induced polarization in transient electromagnetics, a method of Applied Geophysics. Since May 2014 Marc is employed as a research assistant in Project A2.


Svenja Meyer

Svenja and Marc will investigate palaeoenvironmental archives in the source region of modern human dispersal: Ethiopia. Research areas are within the Ethiopian Rift Valley region, which include Dendi Lakes, Bisare River and Lake Chew Bahir. The investigations include the definition of sediment accumulation spaces, analyses of potential for palaeoenvironmental research and the connection of these archives to gain an idea of palaeoenvironmental conditions in this region. This will be done using methods of applied geophysics such as transient electromagnetics and geochemical laboratory analyses.

Event Information:

Date, Time: 18/05/2015, 14:00 h – 15:30 h

Location: Room S12, Seminargebäude (Building 106), Universitätsstraße 37 , Cologne

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