Individual Members

Carl Holmes

Member of EXARC since
South Africa

Carl is an Experimental archaeologist & PhD candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is investigating the Middle and Later Stone Age of South Africa's southern Cape Coastal sites. He has worked to understand the site formation process and coastal habitats by investigating shellfish middens, coastal subsistence foraging practices, and tool usage affecting taphonomy, specifically on shellfish. His work involves shellfish foraging practices, and experimentation through the cooking, and processing of shellfish using methods and techniques from the Middle and Later Stone Age. Carl is currently a member of the Klasies River Main Site Team in South Africa, with his PhD investigating shellfish, subsistence behaviour and taphonomy through time at Klasies River Main Site, through laboratory experimentation.