Peace man Schrenk
peace man Schrenk (* 1956 in Stuttgart) is a German Paläoanthropologe. At the 11. August 1991 found to one its aid in Uraha, a small village in Malawi, the bezahnten lower jaw UR 501 one more as 2 million years old Hominiden, therefore as Homo rudolfensis was arranged and the oldest representative of the kind Homo actual one half million years older than the fragment, which had found smelling pool of broadcasting corporations Leakey 1972 at the door kana lake.
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peace man Schrenk studied geology, paleontology, Zoologie, anatomy and anthropology in Darmstadt, Johannesburg and Frankfurt/Main. 1987 it locked its study with a thesis over an head-anatomical topic and was an assistant at the center of the morphology of the university clinic Frankfurt. From 1987 to 1988 assistant at Institut for special Zoologie of the University of Tübingen. 1994 followed the Habilitation at the technical University of Darmstadt in the subject paleontology.
Already 1989 were Schrenk however to the hessian federal state museum Darmstadt changed, first as Kustos in the geological Paläontologi and mineralogical department and starting from 1990 as a department manager. From 1992 to 1999 he was a deputy director of the hessian federal state museum Darmstadt.
Since the year 2000 peace man Schrenk at Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg leads in Frankfurt/Main, which also the Senckenberg museum is attached, the section Paläoanthropologie and quart acre paleontology and is active as a professor for Paläobiologie of the vertebrate animals to the Frankfurt Johann Wolfgang Goethe university.
main points of work
the main point of research of peace man Schrenk is above all the Paläoanthropologie, furthermore his department concerns itself with Senckenberg with bio geography and evolution ecology of the Plio - Pleistozäns of Africa (with field work in Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya), evolution and function morphology of the mammals as well as the comparative construction morphology of laminated fabrics. In the center of its research work the question is located for years: „As are we - which Homo sapiens - developed? A “goal of its research is the development of an holistic picture of the evolution of humans as a function of climatic, environmental and food changes in Africa.
Peace man Schrenk possesses the only excavation license in the cradle of mankind, in East Africa. In the north south passage, today particularly in Malawi and Tanzania, its projects are for a long time established and successful. Its most important find is the bezahnte lower jaw (UR 501) first two molars of the Australopithecinen Paranthropus received from Homo rudolfensis as well as a Oberkiefer fragment with boisei (RC 911). In co-operation with various partners Schrenk tries also new to explore potential fossil places of discovery.
In the north of Malawi, in Karonga, due to its initiative and with support of the German society for technical co-operation (GTZ) and the Uraha donation a culture and a museum center were created, that among other things its Vormenschenfunde to accommodate is. Furthermore it is to mediate to the local population that humans developed in Africa - this is today not yet conscious to most African. Schrenk created an important contribution for the promotion of the cultural identity in Malawi by the establishment of this center.
With that 2003 started school project „Hominiden makes school “it for Schrenk furthermore succeeded to put to European and African pupils by donation funds of castings of Hominiden finds and working material at the disposal. Thus the pupils get for example information about discovery site, age, and size of Hominiden, which can discuss them in the context of an instruction row. Apart from the use of the learning and illustrative material also the contact between schools from Europe and Africa is to be intensified so at the same time.
Peace man Schrenk is member of the senate committee for geoscientific community research of the DFG, member of the Fachkollegiums geology paleontology of the DFG, chairmen of the executive committee of the Uraha Foundation Germany and member board of the OF Trustees of the Uraha Foundation Malawi.
2006 were awarded to it the Communicator price endowed with 50.000 euro. The jury appreciated and extensive communication achievement of many years and the continuous of peace man Schrenk. It does not only burn for its subject, it succeeds to it also to bind humans and at the same time to make an important social and cultural contribution for Malawi. In the appreciation of the jury it meant furthermore:
- Beside its work in Africa Schrenk proved its communication talent in numerous articles, books and other media. In his popular-scientific books „the early period of humans “, „Adam's parents “and „the Neandertaler “explains the history of the development of our ancestors to Schrenk in exciting and at the same time informative way. But in the printed media, also with lectures, museum guidance and panel discussions Schrenk does not only inspire its public with topics to the people becoming in Africa or for the history of the evolution.
- peace man Schrenk, Timothy G. Brommage: Adam's parents. Expeditions into the world of the early people. 2002 (C.H.Beck), ISBN 3406486150
- peace man Schrenk: The early period of humans. The way to the Homo Sapiens. 1997 (C.H.Beck knowledge), ISBN 3406410596
- Bromage, T. & Schrenk, F. (Hrsg.): African Biogeography, Climate CHANGE and Early Hominid evolution. 1999: New York Oxford University press)
- peace man Schrenk, Stephanie Mueller: The Neandertaler. 2005 (C.H.Beck knowledge), ISBN 3406508731
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| | * Literature of and over peace man Schrenk in the catalog of the DDB
|NAME||Schrenk, peace man|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||of German Paläoanthropologe|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1956|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Stuttgart|