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Discovering the hidden history in pottery shards

A new faculty research theme in the Faculty of Humanities will aim to rebuild the history and gain a better understanding of the peoples of southern Africa by analysing elements of UP's extensive pottery collection.

Getting to know Africa's 'little elephants'

Dr Heike Lutermann of the Department of Zoology and Entomology has been studying the elephant shrew, a small mammal also known as the sengi, for several years.

BioBlitz sets out to record 1 000 species in 48 hours

A team consisting of amateur naturalists and students from the Department of Zoology and Entomology will attempt to record all living species within a designated area over a predetermined time period.