Dr Pastory Magayane Bushozi is the Director of Humanities Research Centre and a Senior in the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is also a country representative to the Committee of the Eastern Africa Quaternary Research Association (EAQUA), and the Association of Southern Africa Paleontologists and Archaeologists (ASAPA).
Dr Bushozi’s research focus on Human evolution, Lithic technology, Paleoecology and Heritage Management. He is interested on Quaternary human landscape for the past 2.6 million years. He tries to pursue research that focuses on influence of environmental changes to human evolution, cultural transformations and technological developments. He interested to understand when hominins had the cognitive ability to make objects that are more than just functional tools to butcher carcases, but something, which communicates the dreams and thoughts of toolmaker to others an act that differentiate humans with other hominins.
Academically, Dr Bushozi holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada and a B.A in Archaeology and environmental studies and M.A in Archaeology from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He has researched and written extensively on the trend of human biological and cultural evolution, looking on inclination related to subsistence behavior, diet preference, technological innovations,human adaptation to the over changing environment as well as sustainable cultural heritage management and conservation.