Archaeology Departmnent
 
 

Research

Archaeology artifact
Grinding stone and slab - Iron Age

Gerda Coetzee is studying the material culture of an old farming community in the Venterstad district, Eastern Cape, while Myra Mashimbye’s research focus is on herding strategies in the Shashe-Limpopo region during the Iron Age. Lloyd Rossouw is working on the palaeoecology of several sites, including the Mio-Pliocene sediments from E Quarry at Langebaanweg, Western Cape Province, the Acheulean and Later Stone Age deposits at Wonderwerk Cave, Northern Cape Province, the spring deposits at Wonderkrater, Limpopo Province, and late Pleistocene fluvial deposits at Erfkroon along the Modder River, Free State.