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Archaeology Year End Function

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Archaeology student prize giving‏ at UP

Step right up and receive your prize!

Date: 18 October 2013
Time: 10:30
Venue: Humanities building floor 8-Seminar room (8-18)

Description: The annual prize giving is where the best students and excavators are announced and rewarded for their hard work. The lectures will also receive fun rewards and prizes.

 Free snacks, wine & sherry

See you there!




Recap: ArchSoc Lecture & the Hanisch Prize

The annual Pretoria ArchSoc lecture in conjunction with UPAS (15th of August) was a huge success! Political and economic interactions in the hinterland of the Mapungubwe polity by Dr Alexander Antonites was fascinating and sparked a lot of questions afterwards.

lectureLeft: Mr Graham Reeks (ArchSoc)

The Hanisch Prize for Excellence in Postgraduate Studies in Archaeology was also awarded to three students for the year of 2012:

Kefilwe Rammutloa – Undergraduate
Bongumenzi Nxumalo – Honours
Zurethe Collins – Masters

prizeMr Graham Reeks (ArchSoc) and Prof. Pikirayi (UP) awarding the prize to Kefilwe Rammutloa (Left) and Bongumenzi Nxumalo (Right)

20130815_205404Left: Dr Alexander Antonites answering questions

This annual lecture series by ArchSoc is a great initiative and for any and all future events by ArchSoc (Trans-Vaal Branch) be sure to keep an eye on the Events List for 2013.


Recap: Professor Revil Mason Seminar

Professor Revil Mason Seminar

20130814_123509Dr. Ndlovu introducing Prof. Mason

Yesterday Professor Revil Mason gave a seminar on southern African Archaeology to the students, staff and guests of the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology of the University of Pretoria. The lecture was educational and it was fascinating to hear first hand accounts of now famous excavations in southern Africa. Professor Mason showed a series of images and explained each one in conjunction with interesting facts and some background information.


To thank Professor Mason for sharing his wealth of knowledge with the students, Kefilwe Rammutloa, the chairperson of the University of Pretoria Archaeological Society for students (UPAS), presented Professor Mason with a token of their appreciation.

20130814_132606Prof. Mason and Kefilwe Rammutloa

The seminar was a very successful learning experience for all.

20130814_132719 Dr. Ndlovu and Prof. Mason