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Thomas Van der Hammen

Thomas Van der Hammen, Dutch-born Colombian palynologist, paleoclimatologist and archaeologist (Schiedam 27 September 1924 – Chia, Cundinamarca Department 10 March 2010)

 

Authored over 400 publications


Developed Van der Hammen classical nomenclature system in palinology

Principios para la nomenclatura palinologica sistemática. Bol. Geol. 2(2), 1954


First to discover Preceramic cultures in a stratigraphic sequence (1967-8)

With G. Correal & J. Lerman. Artefactos liticos de abrigos rocosos en El Abra, Colombia. Informe preliminar. Rev. Col. Antrop. 24:12-46, 1966-9

With W.R. Hurt & G. Correal Urrego. Preceramic sequences in the El Abra rock shelters, Colombia. Science 175(2046):1106-8, 1972


Described at least 65 new fossil genera of spores/pollen


HONORS  

Hammenia Ward 1986 (Fossil Sporae/Pollen)

Hammenisporis Saxena & Trivedi 2009 (Fossil Sporae / Pollen)