Archaeology and Economic Development 2012

Dr. David Morris

Dr. David Morris is Head of Archaeology at the McGregor Museum in Kimberley, South Africa.

Dr. Morris’s research interests include public archaeology, having been closely involved in developing and managing the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre outside Kimberley and at Wonderwerk Cave near Kuruman. His museum research addresses a wide cross-section of archaeological and historical matters in the Northern Cape region of South Africa, especially the archaeology of hunter-gatherers and herders with a particular focus on rock art. 

He edited the South African Archaeological Society newsletter The Digging Stick (1994-2001) and was Vice-President of the Society (2002-2004). He has recently served on Ministerial Working Groups to advise on policy with regard to the Palaeo-Sciences in South Africa, particularly concerning management of sites and collections, and archaeo-tourism.

Dr Morris has co-authored the book Karoo rock engravings (2008, with John Parkington and photographer Neil Rusch) and he is a co-editor of the forthcoming volume Working with Rock Art: Recording, Presenting and Understanding Rock Art Using Indigenous Knowledge (with Ben Smith and Knut Helskog). 

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