Research Associate, Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand

Dr Tammy Hodgskiss is a Research Associate with Prof Chris Henshilwood at the Evolutionary Studies Institute. Her research focus is ochre use in the Middle Stone Age. She specialises in experimental and (micro-) use-wear studies coupled with in depth physical and chemical analyses; using this to reconstruct past activities, behaviour and cognition. She is currently researching the how environmental fluctuations may have influenced the use of ochre in the past.


  • 2016–present
    Research associate, University of the Witwatersrand
  • 2015–2016
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of the Witwatersrand
  • 2013–2014
    Education Officer, ETHER Eternal Heritage


  • 2013 
    University of the Witwatersrand, Doctor of Philosophy