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I analyse small mammals, which become incorporated into archaeological sediments, in order to reconstruct local palaeoenvironments. Small mammals are rodents such as mice, shrews, golden moles, bats, mole rats, gerbils etc. These rodents are suitable palaeoenvironmental proxies as they are spatio-temporally constrained, have small home-ranges (usually less than 1 km radius), precise ecological requirements and t they often exhibit high intrinsic rates of population increase facilitating rapid response to environmental change within fine spatiotemporal scales. 

  • Show author(s) 2021. The cryptic case of Otomys sloggetti (Sloggett’s vlei rat): Interpreting murid molar morphology in the fossil record. South African Journal of Science. 82-90.
  • Show author(s) 2020. The Howiesons Poort micromammal assemblage at Klipdrift Shelter, South Africa – local palaeoenvironmental implications .
  • Show author(s) 2020. Report from SapienCE experimental archaeology season 2020 .
  • Show author(s) 2019. Small mammals from the Still Bay levels at Blombos Cave, South Africa.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Palaeoenvironments and human adaptations – analyses of micromammals from Howiesons Poort sequences in the southern Cape, South Africa .
  • Show author(s) 2019. Local environmental context of the Howiesons Poort sequence at Klipdrift Shelter, South Africa .
  • Show author(s) 2019. Fra tegnerens hule: Blombos Cave, moderne mennesker og symboler .
  • Show author(s) 2018. Small mammals from Marine Isotope Stage 5 at Klasies River, South Africa - Reconstructing the local palaeoenvironment. Quaternary International. 6-20.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Environmental context of the lower Middle Stone Age sequence at Blombos Cave, South Africa.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Environmental context of the Middle Stone Age sequence at Blombos Cave, South Africa.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The small mammal sequence from Marine Isotope Stage 5 at Klasies River main site, South Africa – palaeoenvironmental implications.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The Small Mammal Sequence from the c. 76 – 72 ka Still Bay Levels at Blombos Cave, South Africa – Taphonomic and Palaeoecological Implications for Human Behaviour. PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Micromammals, climate change and human behaviour in the Middle Stone Age, southern Cape, South Africa – A case study from the Still Bay levels at Blombos Cave.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Micromammals, climate change and human behaviour in the Middle Stone Age, southern Cape, South Africa – Examining the possible links between palaeoenvironments and the cognitive evolution of Homo sapiens.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Environmental implications from micromammals accumulated at Klasies River main site, southern Cape, South Africa during MIS 5.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Climate and Modern Human Behaviour - A study of the link between climatic change and the cultural evolution of Homo sapiens during the Middle Stone Age in the southern Cape, South Africa.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Middle Stone Age palaeoenvironments: A study of faunal material from Blombos Cave, southern Cape, South Africa. Nyame Akuma. 52-61.

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