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David M. Witelson

David Witelson is a doctoral candidate at the Rock Art Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand. His thesis concentrates on the rock art in and around the Stormberg and investigates the network of social performances in which those images participated by theorising the practice of image-making in terms of performance theory. His other research interests include the late Holocene archaeology of southern Africa Later Stone, and he has also published research about southern African stone tools. He has, with Dr Paloma de la Peña at the Evolutionary Studies Institute (Wits) and the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research (Cambridge), a research project on the archaeology and rock art in the eastern foothills of the Maloti-Drakensberg.


  • –present
    PhD candidate, University of the Witwatersrand


  • 2018 
    University of the Witwatersrand, Master of Science (Archaeology)