Archaeological survey and excavation on two sites dating to about 900 AD in Botswana. I'll investigate subsistence and trade networks among Early Iron Age societies before the appearance of southern Africa's first kingdom.
We’ll gather DNA from village dogs in remote parts of Africa, uncovering ancient genes that have disappeared from bred dogs. These genes will help study dog and human genetic diseases and unravel the history of dog domestication
This project seeks to extend scientific understanding of the role of communication in animal-to-human disease transmission, disease prevention, and environmental conservation.
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