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Senior lecturer, University of Pretoria

Tim Forssman is a senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria. Previously, he managed a dam development mitigation project in Lesotho and before that he was a postdoctoral reader at the University of the Witwatersrand for a year and at the University of Pretoria for two. This book expands on Tim’s doctoral study conducted on forager-farmer relations in the middle Limpopo Valley through the University of Oxford. Currently, he is continuing his work in the valley with the aim of generating a more inclusive history of foragers under a project titled ‘Socio-spatial networks in central southern Africa: hunter-gatherers and their role in the rise of complex societies, c. 2000 BC to AD 1300’. His research interests include forager-farmer interactions, forager economies, trade dynamics, landscape archaeology, and rock art.


  • –present
    Senior lecturer, University of Pretoria


  • 2014 
    University of Oxford, PhD, archaeology