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Academic Qualifications
PhD (2009, Simon Fraser University); Honours (2004, University of South Africa); BA (2002, University of South Africa)
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Brief Biography (English)

 Dr. Badehorst is a zooarchaeologist (or archaeozoologist) based at the Evolutionary Studies Institute of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He studied animal remains from archaeological and palaeo-anthropological sites in southern Africa. The faunas date from the Early, Middle, and Later Stone Ages, the Iron Age, and historical times. He also has studied ancient animal remains from South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana, and Namibia.investigate aspects such as human-animal relationships in the past, animal domestication, the diet, and economic activities of prehistoric people, social uses of animals, experimental archaeology, and taphonomy (post-depositional processes). Dr. Badehorst teaches Animal Osteology (Zooarchaeology) and Human Evolution courses at Wits for undergraduate and postgraduate students. He completed PhD in Canada, where he was investigating the faunal remains from Great House sites in the American Southwest, including Pueblo Bonito and Albert Porter Pueblo.

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University of the Witwatersrand
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African Country
South Africa
African Region
Southern Africa

Prof. Shaw Badenhorst