About the Author:
Alan G. Morris is currently Professor in the Department of Human Biology at the University of Cape Town. A Canadian by birth and upbringing, he is also a naturalised South African. Prof. Morris has an undergraduate degree in Biology from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and a PhD in anatomy from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has published extensively on the origin of anatomically modern humans, and the Later Stone Age, Iron Age and Historic populations of Malawi, Namibia and South Africa.
In more recent years he has extended his skeletal biology knowledge to the field of forensic anthropology. He has published on the history of race classification, the history of physical anthropology in South Africa and the Canadian involvement in the Anglo-Boer War. He is a council member of the Van Riebeeck Society for the Publication of Southern African Historical Documents, an associate editor of the South African Journal of Science and an elected member of the Academy of Science of South Africa.