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Dr Alexander Antonites
Alexander Antonites
University of Pretoria

Xander leads the LAP excavations and overall project. He specialises in the African Iron Age of the first and early second millennium AD with a focus on socio-political and economic interactions of communities, and how these exchanges were mediated at a local level.


Professor Christian Peterson
Christian Peterson
University of Hawai'i at Manōa

Christian is an archaeological anthropologist specialising in ancient inequality, the comparative study of variation in early complex societies, regional settlement, community patterning, and demography, household archaeology and spatial analysis/GIS. He is shifting research focus from China to southern Africa. 


Dr Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu
Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu
Manager: Archaeology
South African National Parks

Dr Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu holds a PhD (Archaeology) from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.

He is currently a Manager: Archaeology at the South African National Parks and was previous to that a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Pretoria. His area of interest is Southern African rock art, heritage management, and the politics of archaeology. He is rated by the National Research Foundation.



Dr Annie Raath Antonites
Annie R. Antonites
Ditsong National Museum of Natural History

Annie is a zooarchaeologist and has worked on faunal assemblages from Botswana, Egypt, Madagascar, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia to understand the interaction between African societies and animals. She is interested in hunting landscapes, strategies and ecological knowledge systems.


Dr Jay Stephens
Jay Stephens
University of Missouri (MURR)

Jay's research applies geochemical and archaeometric methods to infer the provenance of inorganic archaeological materials and reconstruct the technologies employed during their production. He has worked on projects in southern Africa, Central Asia, Greece, Italy, and the southwestern United States.


Michelle van Aswegen
Michelle van Aswegen
University of Pretoria

Michelle is a professional photographer whose career experience has produced work from a range of photographic genres including fine art, documentary and museum photography. Her ability to record and visually interpret the archaeological process, from field to laboratory, makes not only for an invaluable scientific archive but a visual narrative that speaks to the performative art of science.

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