Projects available for new students & volunteers

(above image: students excavating at Equus Cave, Taung, South Africa)

PhD/Honours Projects available

1) Defining the stratigraphy and age of the Chesowanja hominin, Oldowan and Acheulian bearing site, Kenya.

2) Building an Australian Archaeomagnetic curve and investigating the thermal history and use of hearths from aboriginal hearths in Australia.

3) Dating Victorian Marsupial Fossil Sites

4) Dating the Wellington Caves Marsupial fossil sites (NSW)

5) Dating and geological mapping of the Chinchilla Marsupial Fossil site (Queensland)

6) Defining spatial patterning, site formation and environmental and occupational histories of cave sites at the Pinnacle Point MSA sites, South Africa

7) Defining spatial patterning, site formation and environmental and occupational histories of archaeological sites in Malawi.

8) Analysis of Australian silcrete to assess stone tool heat treatment.

9) Isotopic, trace element and palaeomagnetic analysis of  speleothems from Black Earth Cave (Taung) for reconstructing climatic and environmental change.

10) Geochronological and site formation history of the Cooper’s Cave Paranthropus robustus fossil site.

11) Geochronological and site formation history of the Taung Australopithecus africanus fossil site, South Africa

12) Geochronological and site formation history of the Bolts Farm fossil sites, South Africa

13) Geochronological and site formation history of the Drimolen Paranthropus robustus fossil site, South Africa

14) Geochronological and site formation history of the Elandsfontein Acheulian and hominin fossil site, South Africa

15) Analysis of silcrete artifacts from South Africa to assess stone tool heat treatment.

and a range of other projects

 

Fieldwork Opportunities 4 Students

1) Drimolen Fieldschool. June 27th – July 17th 2014 onwards (see field school page or e-mail for details).

2) Excavations at the modern human fossil and fossil bearing site of Black Earth Cave, Buxton-Norlim Limeworks, near Taung (South Africa). May 2014.

3) The Apollo Bay Archaeological Training Project, Victoria Australia. The excavation of an aboriginal shell midden along the Great Ocean Road. Throughout 2014

 


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