By the time Dr Robyn Pickering had finished school she'd toured Sterkfontein Caves and read all palaeoanthropologist Richard Leakey's books. Coupling her interests in geology and palaeoanthropology, Pickering qualified as an isotope geochemist and has dated some noteworthy fossil finds: Australopithecus sediba at Malapa, a significant South African hominid site, and a million-year-old fossil monkey from the Caribbean that vanished 3 ago. The results of the fossil monkey dating, work done while she was at the University of Melbourne, were announced just three months into Pickering's UCT appointment at the Department of Geological Sciences. This will be Africa's first such facility and an asset to researchers in an era of tantalising fossil finds where dating is crucial for their placement in a chronology of evolution.
Wits gets Africa’s first AMS radiocarbon dating lab
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