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Herman Muwonge

Herman Muwonge

PhD student in Biological Anthropology

Henry Wellcome Building
Fitzwilliam Street

Cambridge CB2 1QH


I completed my undergraduate studies in Uganda, where I studied History. Shortly after I joined the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania where I completed Masters in Archaeology in 2009. In 2010, I got a teaching position at Makerere University in Uganda, where I developed the Archaeology and Heritage Program in the then History Department which has now changed to Department of History, Archaeology and Heritage studies. I started my PhD studies at the University of Cambridge in 2013 to date.


Research Interests

  • Human Evolution
  • Lithic technology, Residue and use-wear analysis
  • Heritage Resource Management
  • Archaeology  of Eastern Africa
  • Analysis of Lithics and fauna  

My research focuses on Middle and Later Stone Age. This research has focussed on the evolution of modern human diversity in Eastern Africa East Africa- Rift Valley areas and Late Quarternary. I am currently engaged in field projects focussing on Middle and Later Stone Age landscapes in west Turkana, Kenya and the Albertine Rift Valley in Uganda.


I am presently involved in the following research projects in:

  • 2013 -2017: In-Africa


Research Supervision

Principle Supervisor: Dr Marta Mirazon Lahr


Other Professional Activities

Member of Darwin college