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Centre for Coastal Palaeoscience

Reporter Nicky Willemse interviewed NMMU's Honorary Professor Curtis Marean and Distinguished Professor Richard Cowling and had this to say... (click here)

Researchers and students from NMMU’s new Centre for Coastal Palaeoscience (CCP) attended and presented at the 39th annual Fynbos Forum, held in Port Elizabeth from 25-28 July.

Jan de Vycnk, an NMMU PhD candidate in the CCP, and colleagues have published the first results from the coastal foraging project in the Journal of Human Evolution. Click here to read the article.


NMMU student, Jan de Vynck, has published the findings from his Masters research in PeerJ. Click here to read the article.


The Coexistence Approach is a widely used method for reconstructing past climates. The authors highlight a string of theoretical problems with this approach and suggest alternative methods that will provide more robust reconstructions. The full text of this paper is available from here.


NMMU recently took a proverbial leap into the future through the benefits of interdisciplinary research as it explores the mysteries of yesteryear.