User:Bonita de Klerk

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Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology, Graduated 19 April 2005, University of the Witwatersrand.

BSc Honours Degree in Geology and Palaeontology, Graduated 6 April 2006, University of the Witwatersrand.

Project title: The Development of a Peat Mound: A case study of the Wonderkrater peat mound, NaboomSpruit, South Africa.

Supervisor: Prof T. McCarthy, Wits University This project entailed the study of a peat fen in a semi arid area. The study involved the use of X-ray fluorescence and X-ray diffraction samples taken from the mound and phytoliths identification and analysis. Exacavations of the site still continue, and I have been a member of the excavation team from 2005-present.

MSc Degree in Palaeontology, University of the Witwatersrand. Graduated 27 June 2007, with Distinction. Project title: An Osteological documentation of hybrid wildebeest and its bearing on black wildebeest evolution.

Supervisor:Dr James S. Brink, National Museum, Bloemfontein. Co- supervisor:Dr Lucinda R. Backwell, Wits University.

This project looks at the potential use of statistics in identifying Hybrid Morphology in Wildebeest.

Ph.D Candidate 2007, University of the Witwatersrand. I am currently in the second year of my Ph.D degree. My project is entitled: SIZE VARIATION AND BODY PROPORTIONS IN AN ISOLATED HOLOCENE-AGED POPULATION OF HOMINIDS FROM PALAU, MICRONESIA AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR UNDERSTANDING OF VARIATION IN EXTINCT HOMINIDS.