Department of Human Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 350
fax: +49 (0341) 3550 - 399
|Education||Bishops Preparatory and Westerford Schools (Cape Town, South Africa), University of Cape Town, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPIEVA, Leipzig, Germany).|
|2016||PhD:Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany. What is Still Bay? Human biogeography reflected in Middle Stone Age point variability in time and space|
|2010||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.
|2008||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).|
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.
- African Stone Age
- Modern human biogeography
- Origins of modern humans
- Stone artefacts
- Origins of the genus Homo
- Hominin seasonality
- Aquatic resource use
- Controlled experiments
- Quantitative approaches
- Excavation strategies
- Digital data capture
- Geometric Morphometrics
|2010||PPI award (publication initiative award) University of Cape Town.|
|2009||PAST (Paleoanthropological Scientific Trust) research grant.|
|2009||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.|
|2008||CNRS/NRF Fellowship to CNRS Institute in Valbonne, France.|
- 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.