Republic of South Africa

Authored by: Willem Coenraad Nienaber , Maryna Steyn

The Routledge Handbook of Archaeological Human Remains and Legislation

Print publication date:  March  2011
Online publication date:  March  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415588577
eBook ISBN: 9780203838716
Adobe ISBN: 9781136879562

10.4324/9780203838716.ch44

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Abstract

South Africa has a long and proud history in physical anthropology, although the bulk of past research has focused on palaeoanthropology. However, as a result of the long time depths, wealth of archaeological sites and also the increasing numbers of remains found in forensic contexts, research into more recent skeletal material has gained considerable momentum.

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