The African Paleosciences Laboratory is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate studies. Please contact Justin Pargeter ( for further information.

Below are several possible research topics for graduate and undergraduate students:

  1. 3D scanning and photogrammetry of experimental stone tools

  2. Conducting stone tool social learning experiments

  3. Building better computational methods to study stone tools

  4. Paleoenvironmental studies in South Africa

  5. Lithic raw material sourcing

  6. Prehistoric stone tool technologies in South Africa (and related experimental studies)

  7. Optimal foraging theory as applied to material culture studies

  8. Museum studies and community outreach work