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Faculty and Staff

 

Faculty:

Prof Rebecca Rogers Ackermann, Professor (MA Arizona, PhD Washington U. in St. Louis).  Hominin evolution; craniofacial variation & integration; evolutionary process and theory; hybridization; genetic drift.  

Prof Shadreck Chirikure, Professor and Head of Department (PhD UCL).  Iron Age metallurgy in southern Africa; heritage in contemporary Africa.

Dr Vincent J. Hare (MSc DPhil Oxon). Lecturer. Stable Light Isotope Laboratory, Earth Systems Science, palaeoclimatology, Quaternary palaeoenvironments, dating methods, archaeomagnetism.

Prof Judith Sealy, Professor and SARChI Research Chair in Stable Isotopes in Archaeology and Palaeoenvironmental Studies (MSc PhD Cape Town). Archaeometry; stable isotopes; prehistoric southern Africa.  

Dr Riashna Sithaldeen (PhD Cape Town). Primate evolution; baboon phylogeny and phylogeography; Earth Systems Science.

Dr Deano Stynder, Senior Lecturer (PhD Cape Town). African fauna; palaeoenvironments


Senior Scholars:

Prof Simon L. Hall (MA Wits, DPhil Stellenbosch). Senior Scholar. Research themes: The archaeology of frontiers, boundaries and shared landscapes between hunter-gatherers, farmers and the colonial world.

Prof John Parkington, Emeritus Professor, Senior Scholar (MA PhD Cantab).  Hunter-gatherers; paleoenvironmental reconstruction and human ecology; prehistoric art; coastal archaeology


Emeritus Professors:

Prof Andrew B. Smith, Emeritus Professor (PhD Berkeley).  Prehistoric pastoralism; origins of food production; ethnohistory.

Prof Nikolaas van der Merwe,  Emeritus Professor (MA PhD Yale).   Isotopes; palaeodiets; palaeoenvironments; archaeometallurgy.


Support and Administrative Staff:

Ms Lynn Cable   Administrative Officer email  lynn.cable@uct.ac.za

Ms. Louisa Hutten  Senior Scientific Officer; archaeological faunal remains. email: louisa.hutten@uct.ac.za

Mrs Dolores Jacobs Laboratory Assistant. email dolores.jacobs@uct.ac.za

Mr Mervin Kanye   Departmental Assistant email mervin.kanye@uct.ac.za

Dr Julie Luyt   Chief Scientific Officer; Stable Light Isotope Laboratory.  email julie.luyt@uct.ac.za

 


Research Associates:

Dr Will Archer (PhD, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig). Material culture variability in the African Stone Age record. Modern human origins, paleodemography and biogeography.

Dr Graham Avery  archaeozoology.

Prof David Braun, Adjunct Associate Professor (PhD Rutgers). Ecological and evolutionary aspects of early hominin technology; lithic analysis; digital image analysis; Old World Palaeolithic archaeology.

Dr Per Ditlef Fredriksen ceramics, ethnoarchaeology, archaeology of farming communities

Dr Alex Mackay (PhD, ANU), 2009, BA Hons (1st class), ANU, 2000

Dr Tim Maggs archaeology of farming communities

Dr Antonia Malan  archaeology of the colonial period; archives and vernacular architecture.

Dr Webber Ndoro heritage studies

Dr Jayson Orton Heritage & archaeological consultant

Dr Susan Pfeiffer  University of Toronto; biological anthropology.

Dr T. Alexandra Sumner, (PhD U Toronto).  Palaeolithic technological behaviour; evolution of human cognition; raw material procurement and exploitation.

Dr Larissa Swedell CUNY; primate behaviour.

Dr Jayne Wilkins, (PhD Toronto), Middle Stone Age, modern human origins, lithic analysis, prehistoric weaponry