David Strait, PhD

Human Development, Human Origins and Evolution, Paleoanthropology

David Strait is digging deep into the history of southern Africa. Strait, a professor of biological anthropology, leads a summer field school at Drimolen Cave in South Africa excavating the fossils of extinct mammals, including ancient human relatives and ancestors. The work is a long-term collaboration with the University of Johannesburg. Strait’s research and field work is helping us understand more about a critical stage of human evolution.


South Africa

Goals & Impact

Understand more about human evolution in southern Africa.

Funding Partners

  • Overseas Studies