Archaeologist and Geographers at Wits are actively involved in research and the teaching of a broad spectrum of topics including archaeological theory, environmental policy, Earlier Stone Age archaeology, global atmospheric change, Middle Stone Age, integrated environmental management, historical archaeology, water challenges in Southern Africa, archaeological excavation and field methods, disaster and risk management, rock art management and advanced GIS.
Why study Archaeology and Geography?
Archaeology and Geography are closely integrated multidisciplinary fields that embrace evidence from a wide array of subjects from earth, biological and social sciences to history, anthropology, and ethnography, to explore the intricacies of our past and our relationship with each other and the world. Through these studies we can better understand what makes us who we are today and our historical and contemporary role in the world’s changing landscapes.
Why study Archaeology and Geography at Wits?
The Wits school of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies hosts some of the continent’s leading researchers in archaeology and human and physical geography and houses specialist laboratories in soils, geochemistry, GIS, and OSL dating. Our researchers have active field programs throughout the Southern Africa. These resources provide unique opportunities to engage with active research programs and learn career-enhancing skillsets for a wide range of professional opportunities.