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Front (Kneeling, seated): A. Singer, E. Vrba, T. Kaiser, E. O’Brien, B. Benefit, F. Ramirez-Rozzi, N. Owen-Smith, C. Denys, F. Szalay. Back: A. Turner, J. McKee, R. Bernor, F. Schrenk, L. Bishop, G. Denton, P. Andrews, C. Feibel, S. Silverman, B. Wood, N. Sikes, T. Bromage, Y. Juwayeyi, R. Foley, M. Rosenzweig.

October 25 - November 2, 1995
The Livingstonia Beach Hotel, Salima, Malawi


PUBLICATION:    African Biogeography, Climate Change, & Human Evolution (Timothy G. Bromage and Friedemann Schrenk, Eds.), Oxford University Press, 1999.


bookcoverPeter Andrews (Natural History Museum, UK)
Brenda R. Benefit (Southern Illinois University, USA)
Ray Bernor (Howard University, USA)
Laura Bishop (University of Liverpool, UK)
Timothy G. Bromage (City University of New York, Hunter College, USA)
George H. Denton (University of Maine, USA)
Christiane Denys (Natural History Museum, France)
Craig Feibel (Rutgers University, USA)
Robert A. Foley (University of Cambridge, UK)
Peter Grubb (National History Museum, UK)
Yusuf M. Juwayeyi (Department of Antiquities, Malawi)
Thomas Kaiser (City University of New York, Hunter College, USA)
Jeffrey McKee (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
Eileen M. O’Brien (Institute of Ecology, USA)
R. Norman Owen-Smith (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
Fernando Ramirez-Rozzi (Musée de l’Homme, France)
Michael L. Rosenzweig (University of Arizona, USA)
Friedemann Schrenk (Hessian State Museum, Germany)
Nancy Sikes (Smithsonian Institution, USA)
Sydel Silverman (Wenner-Gren Foundation, USA)
Frederick S. Szalay (City University of New York, Hunter College, USA)
Alan Turner (University of Liverpool, UK)
Elisabeth S. Vrba (Yale University, USA)
Bernard Wood (University of Liverpool, UK)


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