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Academic Qualifications
PhD (2009, University of the Free State); MSc (2001, University of the Witwatersrand); BA Hons (1991, Stellenbosch University)
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Brief Biography (English)

Dr. Rassouw is a Head of the Florisbad Quaternary Research Department at the National Museum in Bloemfontein, South Africa, and research associate and part-time lecturer in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Free State. He Graduated with Archaeology for a BA degree and went on to receive training in Southern African archaeology at Honors level at the University of Stellenbosch. Dr Rassouw received specialized training in mammalian osteology and Quaternary paleontology for a Masters's degree at the Bernard Price Institute of Palaeontology, (now part of the Evolutionary Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand). Dr. Rassouw developed a palaeobotanical method that can be applied to fossil grass phytoliths to estimate past environmental conditions for a PhD-degree, University of the Free State (UFS). Gained wide-ranging fieldwork experience by participating in a range of archaeological excavations and field surveys (e.g. Klasies River Mouth, Cederberg Mountains, Cango Valley, Hoedjiespunt, Zwartklip, Basaansklip, Langebaanweg), the central interior (the northern Karoo, central Makgadikgadi, Orange, Vaal, Modder, Vet and Sand River basins), Laetoli, Tanzania, as well as at the Florisian and Cornelian Land Mammal Type sites at Florisbad and Cornelia-Uitzoek in the Free State Province of South Africa.

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Primary Organisation
National Museum Bloemfontein
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
South Africa
African Region
Southern Africa

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