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Mackay, Alex C. Dr.

Associate Professor

  • Director - Centre for Archaeological Science
  • School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

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Research Overview


  • I work primarily on the evolution of human behaviour with a geographic focus on Africa. I'm involved in a number of research projects in southern and east-central Africa, including excavations of deep-sequence rock shelter sites and the mapping and analysis of surface assemblages. My technical specialisation is in the analysis and interpretation of flaked stone tools from the last 200 000 years.

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Out in the Open: A Geoarchaeological Approach to Open-Air Surface Archaeology in the Semi-Arid Interior of South Africa’s Western Cape Phillips, Natasha
    Doctor of Philosophy Understanding the Early Middle Stone Age of the Southern African Interior O'Driscoll, Corey
    Doctor of Philosophy Constructing an Optically Stimulated Luminescence Chronology for Pondoland, South Africa: The Relationship between Modern Human Evolution and Coastal Foraging Saktura, Rosaria
    Doctor of Philosophy Prehistoric land use and mobility patterns in the Doring River catchment Shaw, Matthew
    Doctor of Philosophy The Toalean stone tool techno-complex and its implication on human adaptation during the Holocene in South Sulawesi, Indonesia Wahab, Anton Ferdianto

Education And Training


Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I work primarily on the evolution of human behaviour with a geographic focus on Africa. I'm involved in a number of research projects in southern and east-central Africa, including excavations of deep-sequence rock shelter sites and the mapping and analysis of surface assemblages. My technical specialisation is in the analysis and interpretation of flaked stone tools from the last 200 000 years.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Out in the Open: A Geoarchaeological Approach to Open-Air Surface Archaeology in the Semi-Arid Interior of South Africa’s Western Cape Phillips, Natasha
    Doctor of Philosophy Understanding the Early Middle Stone Age of the Southern African Interior O'Driscoll, Corey
    Doctor of Philosophy Constructing an Optically Stimulated Luminescence Chronology for Pondoland, South Africa: The Relationship between Modern Human Evolution and Coastal Foraging Saktura, Rosaria
    Doctor of Philosophy Prehistoric land use and mobility patterns in the Doring River catchment Shaw, Matthew
    Doctor of Philosophy The Toalean stone tool techno-complex and its implication on human adaptation during the Holocene in South Sulawesi, Indonesia Wahab, Anton Ferdianto

Education And Training


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