Full First Name(s)
Diana Margaret
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
DPhil (1979, Stellenbosch University)
Research Discipline(s)
Brief Biography (English)

Dr. Avery has been a museum scientist throughout her career, initially in Nairobi (Kenya) but mostly in Cape Town (South Africa), where She is currently an Emeritus Associate at Iziko Museums of South Africa. Her research interests concern very small mammals from archeological sites and their application to understanding the environment in which humans lived during the past. As a corollary, She also examines prey remains left by modern Barn Owls for information concerning micromammal distributions. Aside from my research Dr Avery has contributed in various ways to science support and liaison. She has had a long association with the South African Society for Quaternary Research (SASQUA) and the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA), and was privileged to be President of the former from 1993 to 1995 and of the latter from 2011 to 2015. In 2019 She was elected an Honorary Fellow of The International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) in recognition of my service to that organization, including support for African Quaternary scientists. Dr. Avery also a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa and a Member of the Archaeological Society of South Africa, both of which she served as Vice President and Editor of their respective scientific journals.

Job Title
Emeritus Associate
Primary Organisation
Izikio Museums of South Africa
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
Other (non-African)
African Region
Other (non-African)

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