Understanding our past...
The Human Evolution Research Institute (HERI) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa supports leading-edge human origins research, student skills development, and generating positive social change through palaeoanthropological research.
Cutting-edge analytical expertise...
Our research vision reaches across disciplinary boundaries, incorporating archaeology, geology, biology, botany and anthropology. Scientists affiliated with HERI also work across a broad time scale to understand how, when, and where we became human.