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Dr. Robyn Pickering wins a NSTF-South32 award for emerging researchers

4 Jul 2017 - 11:15

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Robyn Pickering on winning a NSTF-South32 award for emerging researchers for outstanding contributions to science, engineering,  technology (SET) and innovation! Dr Robyn Pickering is an isotope geochemist with leanings towards palaeoanthropology and archaeology. Her research seeks to understand where and most importantly when our early human ancestors evolved and what the environment they lived in was like. She has spent the last decade developing the U-series technique to date cave rocks, or speleothems, associated with early human (hominin) fossils from caves in South Africa, providing the first set of direct ages for these caves and changing the way this record is viewed around the world.