Naomi Cleghorn Research

Archaeology of early humans and environmental change
Palaeo-Agulhas Plain

The Palaeo-Agulhas Plain: A lost world and extinct ecosystem

In this Special Issue, we present a fully integrated model of an extinct ecosystem – the Palaeo-Agulhas-Plain (PAP). This revolutionary research approach intertwines geophysical, biotic, and anthropological evidence to produce an emergent system greater than the sum of its parts. This now mostly submerged 85,000 km2 region off the southern African coast, has had a profound and lasting effect on modern biological and anthropological landscapes.

Leakey Lunch Break Science Talk

Faculty Profile

Dr. Naomi Cleghorn

Associate Chair, Anthropology Program Director

Associate Professor, Anthropology

PhD Stony Brook University, MA University of Texas at Austin

Naomi Cleghorn

Research Specialization: Bioarchaeology; zooarchaeology; human osteology; Old World prehistory and human origins; the archaeology of Neanderthals and early modern humans; biological anthropology.