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Archaeozoology Department

The Department of Archaeozoology was founded in 1975 by Mrs. E. A. ('Liz') Voigt. The new department was dedicated to the study of animal bone remains from archaeological sites.

After Mrs. Voigt accepted the Directorship of the McGregor Museum in Kimberley in 1986, Dr. Ina Plug became Curator of Archaeozoology until her retirement in 1999.

The Department of Archaeozoology houses one of the most extensive animal skeletal collections in Africa. Most mammals found in southern Africa are represented in the collection.

The Department continues to attract researchers from a variety of fields from all over the world.