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  • Dr Thembi Russell
  • Honorary Senior Research Associate
  • thembi.russell@ucl.ac.uk
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Thembi Russell

Thembi Russell is a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and co-editor of the South African Archaeological Bulletin. Her research interests include hunter-gatherer and pastoralist rock art in South Africa and Northern Kenya, and radiocarbon databases and their analysis.

She is currently collaborating with an IoA team to model the large scale dispersal of sub-Saharan Africa’s first farmers.

Research Interests

  • Hunter-gatherer and pastoralist rock art
  • Large scale human dispersals
  • Human animal relationships

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