Terrence Ritzman, PhD

Human Development, Evolution of Human and non-Human Lineages, Education and Training

Terrence Ritzman is studying human lineage and the evolution of primates in southern and East Africa. Ritzman, an assistant professor of anthropology and neuroscience, investigates the anatomy of primates’ skulls and how they relate to human evolution. He is an affiliate researcher with the Human Evolution Research Institute at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.



South Africa


Goals & Impact

Provided important insights into the evolution of the human lineage in southern Africa as well as the evolution of primates.




  • Dr. Riashna Sithaldeen, Dr. Becky Ackermann and Mr. Banele Dosi (University of Cape Town and Human Evolution Research Institute)