Dr Bongumenzi Nxumalo

Lecturer in Archaeology
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
Faculty of Humanities
Room 8-22
Hatfield Campus
University of Pretoria
Private Bag X20
Hatfield 0028
South Africa
Cell: +27 (0)12 420 3889


Bachelors, University of Witwatersrand, 2011
Hons & MA, University of Pretoria, 2016
DPhil, University of Cambridge, 2020
Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

Society for Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA), Association for Southern African Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA) Golden Key international society (GK) South African Environmental Observation Network-Graduate student network (SAEON-GSN)

Academic Profile

My work focuses on hydrological modelling in the Shashe-Limpopo river basin. This work examines the role of hydrological changes in the demise of early state-societies, southern Africa. The research strategy combines geoarchaeological field techniques; laboratory analyses (geochemistry and soil macro-micromorphology); historical and modern climatic records; advanced morphometric analysis using predictive modelling in Geographic Information System, Remote Sensing & Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System.

Current Research Project(s)

I am currently engaged in field projects focussing on Geoarchaeological and geophysical land-surface surveys to model societal developments in Mapungubwe, Shashe-Limpopo basin (2021).

Course involvement
AGL210 - Southern African Archaeology 
AGL320 - Applied archaeology
AGL753 - Current issues in archaeology
Orcid ID

Full details and can be found on:

- Author Suzanne Sutherland

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