Thesis Title: Reconstructing the diets of southern African farmers: comparing stable isotopes across body tissue
Supervisor: Prof Judith Sealy
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Madeline is also a member of the UCT Debating Union
Thesis Title: The rock paintings and engravings of the 17th-18th century Karoo - Tracing Khoikhoi identity in a time of change, conflict and assimilation.
Supervisor: Prof. Simon Hall
Contact Details: LPWVUY001@myuct.ac.za
Other activities include - film-making (short films and documentaries), screenwriting and photography.
Thesis Title: A paleoenvironmental reconstruction using tortoise carapace from the Elands Bay Region
Supervisor: Prof. Judith Sealy
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Research Interest: Paleoclimate, Isotopes
What that fancy title means: Environment is a contextual puzzle piece that archaeologists need to uncover, in order to understand the behaviour of ancient peoples. Unfortunately the nature of South Africa’s climate system means that well established proxies for reconstructing climate do not preserve everywhere. Tortoise bones are a common feature at many Southern African archaeological sites and the carapace is easily identified, making it ideal as a proxy. Using stable nitrogen and carbon isotopes on the carapace can provide insight on aridity and temperature. If a reliable climate signal can be determined through deep time from carapace, then it can be used in other regions, unlike Elands Bay, that do not have good proxy records.
Research Interests: Hinterland dynamics between east central Africa and the Indian Ocean trade world. I focus on the topics of interaction, integration, and innovation in situations of culture contact.
Supervisor: Prof. Shadreck Chirikure
Contact Details: Catherine.Schenck@alumni.uct.ac.za
Thesis Title: Middle Stone Age Landscape Use Along the Bos River in the Karoo, Northern Cape.
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Robert Tendai Nyamushosho
Theses Title: Sociopolitical complexity, early urbanism and innovation in the Iron Age of the Shashi region, southern Africa
Supervisor: Assoc Prof Shadreck Chirikure
Research interests: Iron Age, Ethnoarchaeology, Ceramic ethnoarchaeology, Heritage Interpretation and presentation
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Societies: Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAFA)
Thesis Title: Variation in the skeletal and ectodermal phenotype of mouse hybrids
Supervisor: Professor Rebecca Rogers Ackermann
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I’m predominantly interested in the interfaces between different peoples. My current research looks at interaction between Khoe and trekboer pastoralists in the Roggeveld during 18th and early 19th centuries and how this changed as large-scale commercial sheep farming took over in the latter half of the 19th century.
Thesis Topic: The Oral health of the Khoisan during the Holocene.
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