Archives for South Africa

04.01.16

World Heritage Gone: South African Diamond Mining Destroys Archaeological Sites Daily

Guest Post
George M. Leader of the University of Pennsylvania describes the importance of long term archaeological research at South Africa’s Cantee Kopje, one of many world heritage sites threatened by diamond mining. Archaeologists working in South Africa are fighting a war on multiple fronts. While the whole world continues its love affair with its favorite stone, the diamond, archaeologists are fighting… more »
06.09.15

From the Field: Benjamin Collins, Grassridge Rockshelter, South Africa

From the Field
Season two field crew (l-r): Cherene De Bruyn, Lisa Rogers, Dr. Christopher Ames, Dr. Benjamin Collins. Photo credit:  Dr. Benjamin Collins. Dr. Benjamin Collins and Dr. Christopher Ames recently concluded a second season of Leakey Foundation-funded excavations at Grassridge rockshelter. The shelter is located at the base of the Stormberg Mountains in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, approximately… more »
02.04.15

Grantee Spotlight: Naomi Cleghorn

Grantee Spotlight
Naomi Cleghorn, University of Texas at Arlington, was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in the fall of 2014 for her project entitled “Investigating a rare Early Later Stone Age site at Knysna, South Africa.” Naomi Cleghorn at Pinnacle Point site 5/6, Mossel Bay, South Africa Despite widespread interest in the potential origins of modern human cognitive, social, and technological… more »