Introducing Ilzabe

During April 2014 I had the pleasure of meeting Ilzabe Pietersen on one of my shell sampling trips to South Africa. She generously agreed to continue my monthly sampling of live shellfish for my PhD research project, and to share her interests with you: “I was born in the Free State and grew up in … Continue reading Introducing Ilzabe


My PhD in a ‘sea’shell

Determining Later Stone Age seasonal shellfish use Understanding local climate and environmental conditions will greatly benefit our understanding of seasonal procurement strategies, resource use and occupations patterns by past populations and visa versa. Marine resources, specifically shellfish, are one such resource type known to have played a significant role in the diet of past people … Continue reading My PhD in a ‘sea’shell