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archaeologist

Siyakha Mguni, archaeologist. Wenner-Gren Fund grant, University Cape Town, 1997, Swan Fund grant, University Oxford, 2000. Founder & director Ancient Portraits, Clanwilliam, since 2009; Member of Association Southern African Professional Archaeologists.

Education

Bachelor in Archaeology-Linguistics, University Zimbabwe, Harare, 1994; Bachelor with honors in Archaeology, University Cape Town, South Africa, 1997; Master of Arts cum laude in Archaeology, University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2002.

Career

Curator archaeology, assistant project manager old Bulawayo theme park project National Monuments & Museums, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, 1995—1998. Senior researcher, archives manager University Witwatersrand, 1998—2005. Resident archeologist & curator, senior raconteur Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, Clanwilliam, South Africa, since 2005.

Principal investigator, archaeological consultant People in Ancient Landscapes, Cape Town, Western Cape, since 2009.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor scientific papers (Ben Cullen prize, 2007).

Membership

Founder & director Ancient Portraits, Clanwilliam, since 2009, Member of Association Southern African Professional Archaeologists.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, hiking, creative writing, mountain climbing.