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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. Our research staff and associates conduct and disseminate high-quality research focused on the following research themes:

  • The physiological evolution of hominins and other animals who shared their landscape (fossil research);
  • The genetic evolution of Homo sapiens and the reconstruction of the African population history (ancient and living DNA research);
  • The cognitive evolution of hominins since our split from non-human primates (neuro-archaeology, palaeo-neurology, cognitive archaeology);
  • The evolution of indigenous knowledge systems (techno-behavioural studies associated with hominins and early humans);
  • The development of novel, state-of-the-art approaches to the dating of fossils in Africa.

 

The CfAR maintains a large collaborative, inter-disciplinary network that stimulates creative research approaches and exposes post-graduate students to an international, multi-disciplinary research environment. The Centre boasts a dedicated microscopy unit that specialises in training post-graduate students in use-trace analyses and taphonomic identifications.

 

Contact : Ms Stephanie Baker at +27 (0) 11 559 1919 or Prof Marlize Lombard at mlombard@uj.ac.za

Physical Address

Centre for Anthropological Research

House 10, Humanities Research Village

University of Johannesburg

Bunting Road Campus

Auckland Park

2092

Postal Address

Centre for Anthropological Research

House 10, Humanities Research Village

University of Johannesburg

P. O. Box 524

Auckland Park

2006