Bushman Shelter - Special lecture in Pretoria
Dr Aurore Val
Thu, 17/08/2017 - 18:30
Anthropology and Archaeology Museum, Department of Anthropology & Archaeology, 4 th floor, Theo van Wijk Building, UNISA Muckleneuk campus, 1 Preller St., Muckleneuk, Pretoria

Sherry will be served from 18:30 to give people a chance to meet.

The Bushman Rock Shelter (BRS) site is located in the district of Ohrigstad, Limpopo, in the North of the Drakensberg range. Excavated in the 70‘s by the team of Hannes Eloff from University of Pretoria, BRS revealed archaeological strata dating from Middle and Later Stone Age. The mineral and organic remains, perfectly preserved over 7 meters deep, are key indicators for tracking the changes in the hunter-gatherers populations spanning the last 200,000 years. This is precisely during this period that the first societies of anatomically modern humans appeared and transformed on the African continent.

Dr. Aurore Val, post-doctoral fellow at the DITSONG National Museum of Natural History (DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Palaeosciences) will give a talk about the research currently being conducted at Bushman Rock Shelter in Limpopo. Field work has been conducted by a team since 2014 and multi-proxy research including lithic technology, faunal analysis, dating and archaeobotany will be discussed.

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