Short CV/Education and training

  • Education:

  • 1986
    Licenciate in Science – major in Biology (distinction), University of Chile

  • 1996
    PhD, Archaeology, University of Cape Town

  • 1999
    Project Management Diploma, Faculty of Engineering, University of Cape Town

Postdoctoral positions:

  • 1997 – 1998
    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Cape Town

Research positions:

  • 1998 – 2009
    Research Associate, Department of Archaeology, University of Cape Town

  • 2010 – 2012
    ICREA Research Professor at the University of Barcelona

  • Since 2012
    ICREA Research Professor at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Barcelona

Selected publications

  • Jerardino, A., Malan, A. & Braun, D. 2013. The Archaeology of the West Coast of South Africa. Oxford: Archaeopress (vi + 168 pages), ISBN 978 1 4073 1144 9

  • Jerardino, A. 2012. Large shell middens and hunter-gatherer resource intensification along the West Coast of South Africa: the Elands Bay case study. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology. 7(1): 76 – 101.

  • Jerardino, A. 2012. What Archaeology can tell us about sustainability and climate change: a South African west coast perspective. Journal of Marine Science & Research and Development 2(1):105.

  • Jerardino, A. & Marean, C. W. 2010. Shellfish gathering, marine palaeoecology and modern human behavior: perspectives from Cave PP13b, Pinnacle Point, South Africa. Journal of Human Evolution 59: 412-424.

  • Jerardino, A. 2010. Large shell middens in Lamberts Bay, South Africa: a case of hunter-gatherer resource intensification. Journal of Archaeological Science 37: 2291-2302.

  • Jerardino, A. 2010. Prehistoric exploitation of marine resources in southern Africa with particular reference to shellfish gathering: opportunities and continuities. Pyrenae 41(1): 7-52.

  • Fisher, E. C., Bar-Mathews, M., Jerardino, A., & Marean, C. W. 2010. Middle and Late Pleistocene Paleoscape Modeling along the Southern Coast of South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews 29: 1382-1398.

  • Jerardino, A., Dewar, G. & Navarro, R. 2009. Opportunistic subsistence strategies among Late Holocene coastal hunter-gatherers, Elands Bay, South Africa. Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology 4: 37-60.

  • Jerardino, A., Horwitz, L. K., Mazel, A. & Navarro, R. 2009. Just Before Van Riebeck: Glimpses into terminal LSA lifestyle at Connies Limpet Bar, West Coast of South Africa, South African Archaeological Bulletin 64(189): 75-86.

  • Jerardino, A., Branch, G. M. & Navarro, R. 2008. Human Impact on precolonial West Coast marine environments of South Africa. In: Human Impacts on Marine Environments: A Global Perspective, Rick, T. C. & Erlandson, J. M. (Eds), Berkeley: University of California Press (pp: 279-296).

  • Jerardino, A. & Navarro, R. 2008. Shell morphometry of seven limpet species from coastal shell middens in southern Africa, Journal of Archaeological Science 35: 1023-1029.

  • Marean, C. W., Bar-Matthews, M., Bernatchez, J., Fisher, E., Goldberg, P., Herries, A., Jacobs, Z., Jerardino, A., Karkanas, P., Mercier, N., Minichillo, M., Nilssen, P. J., Thompson, E., Tribolo, C., Valladas, H., & Williams, H. 2007. Early human use of marine resources and pigment in South Africa during the Middle Pleistocene. Nature 449: 905-908.

  • Dewar, G. & Jerardino, A. 2007. Micromammals: when humans are the hunters. Journal of Taphonomy 5(1): 1-14.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • 2013-2015: Poblamiento, gestión de recursos y uso del espacio en la costa atlántica de Tierra del Fuego, (Participating Researcher, Grant PICT-2012-2148 to Dr. Myrian Álvarez (CADIC), Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva de la República Argentina)

  • 2011-2015: Social and Environmental Transitions: Simulating the Past to understand Human Behaviour (Simulpast), (Associate Researcher, Grant CSD2010-00034 to Prof. Marco Madella, ICREA/ Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, Consolider-Ingenio modality)

  • 2012-2016: IPG – Developing and Testing an Integrated Paleoscape Model for the early Middle and Late Pleistocene of the South Coast of South Africa (Participating Researcher, NSF Grant BCS-1138073 to Prof. Curtis Marean, Arizona State University)

  • 2005-2010: Paleoclimatic and Paleoenvironmental Context of the Origins of Modern Humans in South Africa: Constructing a detailed Record from 300-30 kyr and Correlation to the Marine Sequence (Participating Researcher, NSF Grant BCS-0524087 to Prof. Curtis Marean, Arizona State University)

  • 2010: Changes in settlement patterns during the southern African Neolithic in the Elands Bay area: towards an improved chronology and understanding of culture contact, Principal Investigator, South African Archaeological Society, Transvaal Branch)

  • 2001-2002: Social, demographic and economic changes among precolonial hunter-gatherers of the western Cape coast, South Africa, Principal Investigator, The Swan Fund, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology (Routledge), since 2005

  • Member of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, USA, since 2005

  • Member of the (Sociedad Chilena de Arqueología), the association for professional archaeologist in Chile, since 1997

  • Member of the Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists (ex-Southern African Association of Archaeologists), since 1994

  • Member of The Southern African Society for Quaternary Research (SASQUA) (and a member of SASQUA Council, 1999 – 2001), since 1993

Media coverage

  • 2008, Appearence in Episode 3 of 13-part series documentary on the South African coast "Shoreline", Homebrew Films, Cape Town (

Additional qualifications

  • Project Management Diploma, Continuing Engineering Education Programme, Faculty of Engineering, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1999

  • Licenciate in Science (BSc), major in Biology (distinction), University of Chile, 1986

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Travelling, psychology, current political affairs, history of religion


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