Nationality: South African
Identification number: 800324 5209 08 1
Date and place of birth: 24-03-1980, Oxford, U.K.
Education: Bishops Prep, Westerford High School Cape Town, and University of Cape Town (UCT).
Residence: Leipzig, Germany.
Address: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6, 04103, Leipzig, Germany.
MSc in Archaeology (Masters Dissertation achieved with Distinction), University of Cape Town.
Thesis title: Variability in Bifacial Technology at Elandsfontein: ecological and techno-economic perspectives.
MPhil in Environmental Law (Masters Dissertation achieved with Distinction), University of Cape Town.
Thesis title: Opportunities and Constraints facing Private Sector Biodiversity Conservation: a South African perspective.
|2006||BA (Honours) in Archaeology, University of Cape Town (UCT).|
|2005||BSSc majoring in Archaeology and Literature (UCT).|
PPI award (publication initiative award) University of Cape Town.
|2009||PAST (Paleoanthropological Scientific Trust) research grant.|
NRF (National Research Foundation) research grant.
|2008-2009||Fox International Fellowship to Yale University USA.|
|2008-2010||Member of Golden Key Honours Society.|
|2008||PAST research grant.|
|2008||NRF research grant.|
CNRS/NRF Fellowship to CNRS Institute in Valbonne, France.
I have worked in commercial archaeological consultancy and heritage resource management and conservation for a number of years including directing excavations of numerous Pleistocene and Holocene localities in the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Natal provinces of South Africa. I have also excavated Pleistocene sites in France, Germany, Lesotho, Ethiopia and Kenya and been involved in the associated data capture and analysis phases of all these projects.
I am also involved in a number of community based environmental resource development field projects, and I am interested in the use of archaeological resources as vehicles for job-creation and training in South Africa.
Unrelated qualifications and memberships
- Dedicated professional hunter certification (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).
- Member of Kaapjag and CHASA hunting associations.
- Reviewer for Journal of Archaeological Science.
- Member of Society for American Archaeology (SAA)
- Member of Palaeoanthropology Society.
- Surf Lifesaving Gold Medallion.
- PADI Openwater one and two diving certification.