Prof Marlize Lombard
Associate Professor in Anthropology
Department of Anthropology and Development Studies
Faculty of Humanities
PhD in Archaeology, Science Faculty, University of the Witwatersrand
Stone Age archaeology, cognitive archaeology, experimental archaeology, use-trace studies
Current research programme
The micro-TrACKS (Tracing Ancient Cognition and Knowledge Systems through microscopy) research programme has a two-fold problem statement:
a) How can we maximize the use of experimental archaeology, microscopy, micro-physics and bio-chemical detecting methods to contribute meaningfully towards empirical data and interpretation of ancient technologies and knowledge systems?
b) How can a multi-disciplinary, neuro-scientific approach assist the exploration of cognitive, cultural and social behaviour associated with ancient technologies and knowledge systems?
Researchers interested in joining the micro-TrACKS research group as honorary research fellows, post-Doctoral research fellows, PhD or Masters students, may contact Prof Marlize Lombard to request about criteria and availability of positions.
Ten selected publications
Lombard, M. & Haidle, M. In press (June 2012). Thinking a bow and arrow: cognitive implications of Middle Stone Age bow and stone-tipped arrow technology. Cambridge Archaeological Journal. Details to follow.
Lombard, M., Wadley, L., Deacon, J., Wurz, S., Parsons, I., Mohapi, M., Swart, J., Mitchell, P. In press (June 2012) South African and Lesotho Stone Age sequence updated (I). South African Archaeological Bulletin 67: pp to follow.
Lombard, M. 2011. Quartz-tipped arrows older than 60 ka: further use-trace evidence from Sibudu, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science 38: 1918-1830.
Lombard, M. & Parsons, I. 2011. What happened to the human mind after the Howieson’s Poort? Antiquity 85: 1433-1443.
Lombard, M. & Phillipson, L. 2010. Indications of bow and stone-tipped arrow use 64 000 years ago in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Antiquity 84: 653-648.
Lombard, M., Wadley, L., Jacobs, Z., Mohapi, M. & Roberts, R. 2010. Still Bay and serrated points from Umhlatuzana, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science 37: 1773-1784.
Lombard, M. The Howieson’s Poort of South Africa amplified. South African Archaeological Bulletin 64: 4-12.
Lombard, M. 2008. Finding resolution for the Howiesons Poort through the microscope: micro-residue analysis of segments from Sibudu Cave. Journal of Archaeological Science 35: 26-41.
Lombard, M. 2007. The gripping nature of ochre: the association of ochre with Howiesons Poort adhesives and Later Stone Age mastic. Journal of Human Evolution 53: 406-419.
Wadley, L. & Lombard, M. 2007. Small things in perspective: the contribution of our blind tests to micro-residue studies on archaeological stone tools. Journal of Archaeological Science 34: 1001-1010.
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