Akuku, Pamela

PhD Student

Phone: (+34) 607 982 042


Sponsor: University of Calgary

In 2019 I obtained my Masters in Science (MSc Archaeology) cum laude from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. For my masters my area of study was taphonomy and taxonomy of MSA faunal assemblages, with a focus on Klasies River Mouth cave 1A to infer site formation processes, agents of accumulation and interaction between human and non-human fauna.

Graduated from the University of Nairobi in 2015 with a B.A in Anthropology. As a part of the Koobi Fora Field School I was also involved in projects studying history of fire in the archaeological record between 2015-2017.

Currently I am a part of the Olduvai Gorge Stone Tools, Diet and Sociality project and for my PhD I am looking at the taphonomy and taxonomy of Plio-Pleistocene faunal assemblages from Beds I-IV in Oldupai Gorge , Tanzania. My PhD will further compare the findings with studies from other sites of the same age such as Koobi Fora, Kenya to make inferences on environmental change, hominin behavioural patterns and site formation processes.