Dr Robyn Pickering is hard at work on UCT's new going out with research, as a result end up being started on 22 Oct. The lab constructs on UCT's status in geochemistry, grounded on the radiogenic isotope establishment created years earlier.
By the time Dr Robyn Pickering received done college she'd toured Sterkfontein caverns and study all palaeoanthropologist Richard Leakey's e-books.
Coupling this lady needs in geology and palaeoanthropology, Pickering skilled as an isotope geochemist and has dated some useful fossil locates: Australopithecus sediba at Malapa, a very important southern area African hominid internet site, and a million-year-old fossil monkey within the Caribbean that disappeared 3 000 previously.
The outcome on the non-renewable monkey a relationship, efforts completed while she was at the school of Melbourne, are revealed simply 90 days into Pickering's UCT consultation in the section of Geological Sciences.