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The Centre for Anthropological Research (CfAR) in the Faculty of Humanities forms the hub for Palaeo-Research at the University of Johannesburg. Here, we aim to conduct and disseminate high-quality research centred around human biological and cultural origins, and the palaeo-scapes associated with hominins on the southern African landscape. We do this through creating and maintaining collaborative, inter-disciplinary netwoks that stimulate creative research approches and expose post-graduate students to an international, multi-disciplinary research environment.

The main projects hosted at the centre currently include:

  • Palaeo-TrACKS (Tracing Ancient Cognition and Knowledge Systyems), with Marlize Lombard as project director, and funded through an African Origins Grant awarded by the National Research Foundation of South Africa
  • Reconstructing the transition from Australopithecus to Homo in South Africa with Andy Herries based at Latrobe University (Australia) as project director, and funded through an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant
  • The Cango Valley Archaeology and Paleoscape Project, co-directed by Justin Pargeter (Emory University, USA) and Simen Oestmo (Arizoma State University, USA)
  • Finding resolution for the Middle to Later Stone Age transition, directed by Gerrit Dusseldorp based at Leiden University (the Netherlanda), and funded through a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
1st UJ Palaeo-Research Symposium, November 2017
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Contact​

Physical Address

Centre for Anthropological Research

House 5, Humanities Research Village

University of Johannesburg

Bunting Road Campus

Auckland Park

2092

Postal Address

Centre for Anthropological Research

House 5, Humanities Research Village

University of Johannesburg

P. O. Box 524

Auckland Park

2006