Dr Brigette Cohen
Brigette Cohen works in the late Neogene of South Africa, studying fossils animal remains from a wide variety of sites up and down the country. She has worked in localities dating from the 5 million year old Langebaanweg (West Coast Fossil Park) in the Western Cape to hominid-bearing Plio-Pleistoncene (around 1.5 million year old) sites in the Cradle of Humankind.
Brigette studied zoology at wits, where she completed her Masters degree in palaeontology, conducting experimental archaeological research with small carnivores.
She took her doctorate at the University of Cape Town, studying the sedimentology and taphonomy of the world famous Mio-Pliocene fossil sites Langebaanweg. Brigette is an expert in taphonomy and fossil small mammals, particularly carnivores.