Nonhlanhla Dlamini - CV

Nonhlanhla Dlamini - Fellow homepage     Publications



2001 –            BSc. In Anatomical Sciences and Archaeology, University of Cape Town (UCT)

2002 –            BSc. (Med) Honours. In Biological Anthropology, UCT

2006 –            MSc. (Med). In Anatomy, UCT


MSc. Dissertation


An assessment of health status by non-specific health indicators in early farming populations from central and southern Africa.




2006 -             Dlamini N. & Patrick M. Voices from the Grave: A Biohistory and Mortuary Practices of a 19th-20th Century Coloured Community from St. Stephens’ Former Cemetery, Paarl. Paper presented at the Department of Archaeology, University of Cape Town.


2005 -             Dlamini, N. An assessment of the dental health of early farming populations

from central and southern Africa: a preliminary report. Paper presented at the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa.


2004 -             Dlamini, N. Human Behaviour: an investigation of the frequency of squatting

facets in Later Stone Age foragers. Paper presented at the Southern African Association of Archaeologists.


2004 -             Dlamini, N. An assessment of the health status by non-specific stress indicators in early farming populations from central and southern Africa: a preliminary report. Poster presented at the Genomics and Society Conference: The Future Health of Africa.


Field Experience


2006 -             Site supervisor (Archaeologist/Biological Anthropologist) - during exhumation

of human remains at St Stephen’s Church Former Cemetery, Noorder Paarl.


2005, 2006 - Forensic anthropologist (part time) with the National Prosecuting

Authority (NPA) of South Africa, Missing Persons Task Team.


2005 -             Archaeological Field Assistant – assisting with exhumation of 29 historic

graves in the Berg River Project.


Teaching and Research Experience


2005 -             Involved (part time) in a project concerned with developing a learning

programme for Grade-7 learners.


2005 -             Laboratory demonstrator (UCT) – Assisting second- and third-year medical

students with dissections.


2003 -             Laboratory demonstrator (UCT) – Assisting second-year occupational-therapy

students with musculo-skeletal laboratory sessions.


2002 -             Research assistant in Human Biology Department (UCT), writing academic

reports, entering bibliographies on a computer program and basic research.


2000, 2001 - Laboratory assistant in Archaeology Department (UCT), sorting

archaeological remains from excavations.


2000, 2001 - Laboratory demonstrator (UCT) – Assisting first-year students with biology

practical sessions.


1998, 1999 - S.T.E.P. Tutor (volunteer work) – Tutoring matric biology to scholars from

disadvantaged backgrounds. Also teaching English and art to Grade 3 and 4 scholars.




2007–2010 – PALAEO Research Fellow, University of York


2006–2007 – Member of the Heritage Western Cape Archaeology, Palaeontology and

Meteorite Permit Committee.