Exploring drivers of Late Pleistocene hominin dispersals and extinctions using agent-based modeling and machine learning approach

Seminar by Dr. Ali Rezaee Bahdati from University Zurich

19 May 2022
KST 14:00 – 15:00

The Seminar is being held in Room 1010 (Jasmin) – Integrated mechanical engineering building. Click here for the campus map.

Toward the end of the Pleistocene, archaic humans in Eurasia such as the Neanderthals and Denisovans were completely replaced by anatomically modern humans dispersing from Africa. Understanding the causes of  dispersals from Africa and extinction of archaic humans requires understanding a multifaceted problem with factors varying in space and time, such as climate, ecology, human behavior, and population dynamics. I will show how we explored this problem using a comprehensive agent-based model that includes geographic features, climate change, and time-varying vegetation and food resources.