CURRICULUM VITA

Updated September2017


KARIM SADR

School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies (GAES)

University of the Witwatersrand (WITS)

Johannesburg

Private Bag 3 Tel: + 27 (0) 11 717 6595

Wits 2050 Fax: + 27 (0) 11 717 6529  

South Africa Email: karim.sadr@ wits.ac.za

Date of Birth: 1/22/1959

Place of Birth: Tehran, Iran


EDUCATION

BSc   Anthropology    Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX (SMU)   1980

MA    Anthropology    Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX (SMU)   1985

PhD   Anthropology    Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX (SMU)   1988

Dissertation title: The Development of Nomadism in Northeast Africa


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists

Society of Africanist Archaeologists

Pan-African Archaeological Association of Prehistory and Related Studies

Research Associate, TRACES, University of Toulouse-Le Mirail 2011-2014

Member of the Kommission für Archäologie Außereuropäischer Kulturen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, 2016-2021.


CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

Transition from hunting to herding; Pre-colonial stone-walled structures in southern Africa; GIS and remote sensing in Archaeology; Ceramics; Lithics..


EMPLOYMENT

2015- Professor, GAES, WITS

2007 – 2015 Associate Professor, GAES, WITS

2009 – 2014 Head of School, Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand (GAES, WITS)

2003 – 2007 Senior Lecturer, GAES, WITS.

2001 – 2003 Lecturer, GAES, WITS.

2000 – 2001 Senior Lecturer, Department of History, University of Botswana (UB)

1995 – 2000 Lecturer, Department of History, UB

1992 – 1995 Director for Archaeology, Centro Ricerche sul Deserto Orientale (CeRDO)

1990 – 1992 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cape Town (UCT)

1990   Postdoctoral Fellow, American Research Centre in Egypt (ARCE)

1988 – 1989 Research Associate, SMU, Dallas Texas, USA


GRANTS & AWARDS

2017 National Research Foundation (NRF) Incentive Grant

2016 National Research Foundation (NRF) Incentive Grant

2015 National Research Foundation (NRF) Incentive Grant

2014 Department of Science & Technology grant to publish book of abstracts PAA2014

2014 National Research Foundation (NRF) CPRR Grant (three years inclusive 2014-2016)

2014 National Research Foundation (NRF) Incentive Grant

2013 National Research Foundation (NRF) Incentive Grant

2012 National Research Foundation (NRF) B3 Rating

2012 National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, for Pan-African Archaeological Congress 2014

2012 National Research Foundation (NRF) Incentive Grant

2011 National Research Foundation (NRF) Incentive Grant

2010 National Research Foundation (NRF) Incentive Grant

2009 Paleontology Scientific Trust

2008 Paleontology Scientific Trust

2008 South African Archaeological Society, Trans-Vaal Branch

2008 Kent Bequest, South African Archaeological Society

2008 National Research Foundation (NRF) KIC Grant

2007 National Research Foundation (NRF) C1 Rating

2007 National Research Foundation (NRF) Focus Area Grant

2006 National Research Foundation (NRF) Focus Area Grant

2006 National Research Foundation (NRF) France / South Africa Research Cooperation Programme

2006 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) co-operant with Univ. of Köln

2005 National Research Foundation (NRF) Focus Area Grant

2005 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) co-operant with Univ. of Köln

2004 NRF International Science Liaison, grants for inviting keynote speakers and visiting lecturers

2004 French Institute in South Africa, travel grant to France

2004 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) co-operant with Univ. of Köln

2003 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) co-operant with Univ. of Köln

2002 National Research Foundation (NRF) C2 Rating

2002 Wenner Gren Foundation (USA) Individual Research Grant

2002 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) co-operant with Univ. of Köln

2002 WITS University Research Committee Grant

2001 Swan Fund (UK)

2000 Kent Bequest (RSA)

2000 UB Archaeology Unit fieldwork grant

2000 Swan Fund (UK)

2000 UB Archaeology Unit fieldwork grant

1999 Swan Fund (UK)

1998 UB Conference Funds

1997 UB Research and Publications grant

1996 UB Archaeology Unit fieldwork grant

1995 UB Basarwa Research Committee seed grant

1995 Swan Fund (UK)

1995 UB Research and Publications grant

1994 Research Fellowship, Center for Science Development (RSA)

1991   Anglo-American Chairman's Fund (RSA)

1991 Swan Fund (UK)

1991   UCT Postdoctoral Fellowship (Extension)

1990   Nubian Studies Conference grant

1990   UCT Postdoctoral Fellowship

1989   American Research Center in Egypt Postdoctoral Fellowship

1989   Michela Schiff Giorgini Foundation grant

1985   SMU Garry A. Weber Graduate Fellowship

1985   SMU Institute for the Study of Earth and Man seed grant

1984   SMU Graduate Student Assembly grant

1983   SMU Institute for the Study of Earth and Man seed grant

1983   SMU Graduate Student Assembly grant


ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD EXPERIENCE

2008-15 Wits University excavations and survey, Vredefort Dome, Project Director

2007 WITS University, Clay sourcing project, West Coast of South Africa, Project Director.

2005-6 IFAS survey, West Coast, South Africa, Co-director

2004-7 WITS University excavations, Makgabeng plateau, South Africa, Project Director

2003 WITS University survey, Vredenburg Peninsula, South Africa, Project Director

2002 WITS / UCT Excavations on Kasteelberg, South Africa, Project Director

1999-2000 UB / UCT Excavations on Kasteelberg, South Africa, Project Director

1999 UB Metsemothlaba Valley Survey, SE Botswana, Project Director

1998 SMU Seacow Valley Archaeological Project, South Africa

1995-6 UB Khoi Project Excavations and Survey, Botswana, Project Director

1995 UB Rakops-Kumaga Road Survey, N Botswana

1993-4   CeRDO Excavations and Survey, Nubian Desert, Director for Archaeology

1992   UCT Survey, Vredenburg Peninsula, South Africa, Project Director

1991   UCT Excavations in the Vredenburg Peninsula, South Africa

1990   UCT Excavations in the Southwestern Cape, South Africa

1990   SMU/ARCE Survey in the Eastern Desert, Egypt, Project Director

1989   SMU Excavations and Survey, Santa Elena, Ecuador

1989   SMU Survey and Excavations, Yaxuna, Mexico

1988   Naples University Excavations, Tell e Farkha, Egypt

1988   SMU Excavations, Rio Major, Portugal

1988   SMU Survey, Yaxuna, Mexico

1987   SMU Survey, Santa Elena, Ecuador

1986   SMU Survey, Yaxuna, Mexico

1985   SMU Survey, Carchi, Ecuador

1982-4   Naples University Excavations, Kassala, Sudan

1981-2   SMU Surveys and Excavations, Khashm el Girba, Sudan

1980   SMU Excavations, Taos, USA

1979   SMU Excavations, Cerros, Belize

1978   SMU Excavations, Taos, USA


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Current Teaching

First Year: Origin of Civilization.

Third Year: Lithics, Field School.

Honours Year: Classification in Archaeology.


Courses Previously Taught

First Year: Ancient Civilizations (Wits 2001-2009)

Second Year: Food Production (Wits 2003-2009), Analytic Methods (Wits 2003).

Honours year: Classification in archaeology (Wits 2003-2005), Field School Lithics (Wits 2009-2015).

Foundation year: Introduction to archaeology (Wits 2003-2005)

History of Botswana, first year (UB, 2000).

Archaeology Laboratory I, third year (UB, 1996-2000).

Archaeology Laboratory II, fourth year (UB, 1996-2000).

Aspects of World Prehistory, fourth year (UB, 1996-2000).

Seminars in the Prehistory of Southern Africa, fourth year (UB, 1995-2000).

Research and Dissertation, fourth year (UB, 1995-2000).

Experimental Archaeology, fourth year (UB, 1995-1996).

Later Stone Age in southern Africa, Honours’ Year (UCT, 1994).

Food Producing Societies in Africa, third year (UCT, 1993).

Archaeological Methods, second year (UCT, 1992).


PUBLICATIONS

  • in press, Sadr, K. Off the beaten track:  Proximity of sites to main transport corridors from Late Iron Age to colonial times in the southern Gauteng province of South Africa (chapter in the forthcoming Festschrift for Professor Peter Breunig of the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität, Frankfurt).
  • in press, Sadr, K., Bousman, B., Brown, T., Sekonya, K., Sideras-Haddad, E., Smith, A.B. New radiocarbon dates shed light on the herder occupation sequence at Kasteelberg B, South Africa. Antiquity.
  • in press, Sadr, K. The 'neolithic' concept in South Africa. Proceedings of the IFAS Conference, Pretoria.
  • in press, Sadr, K. The arrival of ceramics at Kasteelberg on the west coast of South Africa. South African Archaeological Bulletin.
  • in press, Sadr, K. SKBR: a pre-colonial Tswana town between Johannesburg and the River Vaal, South Africa. Southern African Humanities.


  1. Thebe, P. & Sadr, K. 2017. Forming and shaping pottery boundaries in contemporary south-eastern Botswana. African Archaeological Review 34: 75-92.
  2. Sadr, K. The effect of urban sprawl on archaeological sites between Johannesburg and the river Vaal: A GIS study. South African Archaeological Bulletin 72(205): 71–79.
  3. Thebe, P. & Sadr, K. 2017. Firing Pots in Contemporary South-Eastern Botswana. Ethnoarchaeology  DOI: 10.1080/19442890.2017.1364488
  4. Thebe, P. & Sadr, K. 2017. Pottery Decoration in Contemporary South-Eastern Botswana. Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, DOI: 10.1080/0067270X.2017.1339477
  5. Sadr, K., Esterhuysen, A.B., Sievers, C. (eds). 2016. African Archaeology Without Frontiers: Papers from the 2014 PanAfrican Archaeological Association Congress. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, ISBN: 978-1-77614-034-3
  6. Sadr, K. 2016. A Comparison of Accuracy and Precision in Remote Sensing Stone-walled Structures with Google Earth, High Resolution Aerial Photography and LiDAR; a Case Study from the South African Iron Age. Archaeological Prospection 23(2), 95-104. DOI: 10.1002/arp.1532
  7. Sadr, K. 2016. The impact of coder reliability on reconstructing archaeological settlement patterns from satellite imagery: a case study from South Africa. Archaeological Prospection 23(1), 45-54. DOI: 10.1002/arp.1515.
  8. Sadr, K. 2016. Reducing inter-analyst variability in the classification of Iron Age stone-walled structures from satellite imagery of the southern Gauteng province, South Africa. South African Archaeological Bulletin 71(204), 160-165.
  9. Sadr, K. 2016. The story of how livestock made its way to southern Africa. https://theconversation.com/the-story-of-how-livestock-made-its-way-to-southern-africa-64256
  10. Sadr, K. 2015. Livestock First Reached Southern Africa in Two Separate Events. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0134215. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134215
  11. Sadr, K. 2014. Radiocarbon Dates, Stone Tools and the Origins of Herding on the West Coast of South Africa. Reports in African Archaeology 6, Frankfurt: Africa Magna Verlag.
  12. Hunt, T. & Sadr, K. 2014. Inter-analyst variability in identification and classification of pre-colonial stone walled structures using Google Earth, southern Gauteng, South Africa. The South African Archaeological Bulletin 69(199):87-95.
  13. Sadr, K., Gribble, J. & Euston-Brown, G. 2013. Archaeological survey on the Vredenburg Peninsula. In: Jerardino, A., Braun, D. & Malan, A. (eds) The Archaeology of the West Coast of South Africa, pp. 50-67.  Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology 84. BAR International Series 2526. Oxford: Archaeopress.
  14. Sadr, K. 2013. The archaeology of herding in southernmost Africa. In: Mitchell, P. & Lane, P. (eds.) Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology, pp. 645-655. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  15. Sadr, K. 2013. A short history of early herding in southern Africa. In: Bollig, M., Schnegg, M. & Wotzka, H-P. (eds) Pastoralism in Africa: Past, Present and Futures, pp. 171-197. New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books.
  16. Sadr, K. 2013. A short history of early herding in southern Africa. In: Bollig, M., Schnegg, M. & Wotzka, H-P. (eds) Pastoralism in Africa: Past, Present and Futures, pp. 171-197. New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books.
  17. Hall, S., Lekgoathi, S., Sadr, K., Pearce, D. & Schoeman, A. 2013. Frontiers and Interaction: exploring beyond the rise and decline of the Mapungubwe state. In: Schoeman, A. & Hay, M. (eds) Exploring beyond the rise and decline of the Mapungubwe state, pp 24-38. MISTRA Research Report,
  18. Bon F., Bruxelles L., Fauvelle-Aymar F.-X., Sadr K., 2012 - Les pasteurs khoekhoe à la confluence des sources historiques et archéologiques. Proposition de modèles d’implantation spatiale et de signature technologique d’une population néolithique d’Afrique australe, in Fauvelle-Aymar Fr.-X. (dir.), Palethnologie de l’Afrique, P@lethnologie, 4: 143-168.
  19. Sadr, K. 2012. The Origins and Spread of Dry Laid, Stone-Walled Architecture in Pre-Colonial Southern Africa. Journal of Southern African Studies 38(2): 257-263.
  20. Sadr, K. & Rodier, X. 2012. Google Earth, GIS and stone-walled structures in southern Gauteng, South Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science 39: 1034–1042.
  21. Bradfield, J. & Sadr, K. 2011. Stone arrowheads from Holkrans, North West Province, South Africa. South African Archaeological Bulletin 66(193): 77–88.
  22. Sadr, K. & Gribble, J. 2010. The stone artefacts from the Vredenburg Peninsula archaeological survey, west coast of South Africa. Southern African Humanities, 22: 19–88.
  23. Couzens, R. & Sadr, K. 2010. Rippled Ware at Blinklipkop, Northern Cape. South African Archaeological Bulletin 65 (192): 196–203.
  24. Sadr, K. 2010. Rio Loco: Southern African archaeology in Toulouse, France. The Digging Stick, 27 (2): 11–12.
  25. MacQuilkan, P., & Sadr, K. 2010. Remote sensing of archaeological ruins: a comparison. PositionIT  50–51.
  26. Bradfield, J., Holt, S. & Sadr, K. 2009. The last of the LSA on the Makgabeng Plateau, Limpopo Province', South African Archaeological Bulletin 64: 176–183.
  27. Sadr, K. 2009. Marine shell dates and surface lithic assemblages on the west coast of South Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science 36: 2713–2729.
  28. Sadr, K. 2009. The Ceramic Technology Workshop, University of the Witwatersrand 2008. The Digging Stick 26(1): 19-20.
  29. Sadr, K. & Fauvelle-Aymar, F-X. (eds). 2008. Khoekhoe and the first herders in southern Africa. Southern African Humanities volume 20, number 1.
  30. Sadr, K. 2008. Invisible herders? The archaeology of Khoekhoe pastoralists. Southern African Humanities 20(1): 179–203.
  31. Fauvelle-Aymar, F-X. & Sadr, K. 2008. Trends and traps in the reconstruction of early herding societies in southern Africa. Southern African Humanities 20(1): 1-6.
  32. Sadr, K. 2008. An ageless view of first millennium AD southern African ceramics. Journal of African Archaeology 6 (1): 103–130.
  33. Fauvelle-Aymar, F-X., Bon, F. & Sadr, K. 2007. L'ailleurs et l'avant:éléments pour une critique du comparatisme ethnographique dans l'étude des sociétés préhistoriques. L'Homme 184: 25–46.
  34. Sadr, K. 2007. The UB/UCT excavation at Kasteelberg A, West Coast of South Africa. South African Archaeological Bulletin 62(186): 154-161
  35. Sadr, K., Bon, F., Fauvelle-Aymar, F-X., Gronenborn, D. & Bosc-Zanardo, B. 2006. Pour un nouveau comparatisme Afrique australe-Europe occidentale: regards croisés de l’archaeologie, de l’histoire et de l’ethnologie des chasseurs-cueilleurs Bushmen. In: Austruc, L., Bon, F., Léa, V. Milcent, P-Y. & Philbert, S. (eds) Normes techniques et pratiques sociales: de la simplicité des outillages pré- et protohistoriques. XXVIe rencontres internationals d’archéologie et d’histoire d’Antibes: 403-416. Antibes: Éditions APDCA.
  36. Sadr, K. & Sampson, C.G. 2006. Through thick and thin: early pottery in southern Africa. Journal of African Archaeology 4: 235-252.
  37. Sadr, K. & Fauvelle-Aymar, F-X. 2006. Ellipsoid grinding hollows on the west coast of South Africa. Southern African Humanities 18 (2): 29-50.
  38. Fauvelle-Aymar, F-X., Sadr, K., Bon, F. & Gronenborn, D. 2006. The visibility and invisibility of herders’ kraals in South Africa, with reference to a possible early contact period Khoekhoe kraal at KFS 5 (Western Cape). Journal of African Archaeology 4: 253-271.
  39. Gronenborn, D., Bon, F., Fauvelle-Aymar, F-X. & Sadr, K. 2006. Hirtennomaden zwischen Steinzeit und Neuzeit. Archäologie in Deutschland 5/2006 September-October: 14–19.
  40. Sadr, K. 2005. Hunter-gatherers and herders of the Kalahari during the late Holocene. In: Peter Veth, Mike Smith & Peter Hiscock (eds.), Desert Peoples: Archaeological Perspectives, pp. 206-221. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
  41. Sadr, K. 2005. From foraging to herding: the west coast of South Africa in the first millennium AD. Human Evolution 20 (4): 217–230.
  42. Sadr, K. 2005. Un néolithique pour l’Afrique australe: arguments contre une ancienne migration d’eleveurs. Afrique & Histoire 4(October): 135-147.
  43. Sadr, K. 2005. Feasting on Kasteelberg. The Digging Stick 22(1): 5-7.
  44. Sadr, K. 2004. Feasting on Kasteelberg? Early herders on the west coast of South Africa. Before Farming 2004/3 article 2: 167-183.
  45. Copley M.S., Hansel, F.A., Sadr, K. & Evershed R.P.  2004 . Organic residue evidence for the processing of marine animal products in pottery vessels from the pre-colonial archaeological site of Kasteelberg D east, South Africa. South African Journal of Science 100: 279-283.
  46. Sadr, K. 2004. Foragers and herders on Kasteelberg during the first millennium AD. Digging Stick 21(1):1-4.
  47. Book Review of David J. Mattingly (ed.) 2003. The Archaeology of Fazzan. Volume I: Synthesis. Journal of African History 45:492-493.
  48. Sadr, K. 2003. The Neolithic of southern Africa. Journal of African History 44:195-209.
  49. Sadr, K., Smith, A., Plug, I., Orton, J. & Mütti, B. 2003. Herders and foragers on Kasteelberg: interim report of excavations 1999-2002. South African Archaeological Bulletin 58: 27–32.
  50. Sadr, K. 2002. Encapsulated Bushmen in the Archaeology of Thamaga. In S. Kent (ed.) Ethnicity, hunter-gatherers, and the “other”: association or assimilation in Africa, pp. 28-47. Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  51. Sadr, K. 2002. Ancient pastoralists in the Sudan and in South Africa. In: Jennerstrasse 8 (eds.) Tides of the Desert: contributions to the archaeology and environmental history of Africa in honour of Rudolph Kuper, pp. 471 – 484. Köln: Heinrich-Barth-Institut.
  52. Sadr, K. & Plug, I. 2002. From hunting to herding in south-eastern Botswana. Digging Stick 19(1):4-5.
  53. Book Review of David, N. & Kramer, C.  2001. Ethnoarchaeology in action. South African Archaeological Bulletin 57:42-43.
  54. Sadr, K. (ed.). 2001. Essays on Botswana Archaeology. Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, volume 15, number 1.
  55. Sadr, K. 2001. Basarwa archaeology. In: Lane, P, Hermans, J & Molebotsi, C (eds) Proceedings from Basarwa research workshop, August 1995, pp. 21-25. University of Botswana.
  56. Sadr, K. & Plug, I. 2001. Faunal remains in the transition from hunting to herding in southeastern Botswana. South African Archaeological Bulletin 56:76-82
  57. Sadr, K. & Smith, A.B. 2000. Kasteelberg: the joint excavations of the Universities of Botswana and Cape Town. Digging Stick 18(1):5-7 (with Andy Smith).
  58. Sadr, K. & Sampson, C.G. 1999. Khoekhoe ceramics of the upper Seacow River valley. South African Archaeological Bulletin 54: 3-15.
  59. Sampson, C.G. & Sadr, K. 1999. On the size and shape of Later Stone Age fibre-tempered vessels from the upper Seacow River valley. Southern African Field Archaeology 8:3-16.
  60. Sadr, K., Castiglioni, Al. & Castiglioni, An. 1999. Deraheib: Goldene Stadt der Nubischen Wüste.  Mitteilungen der Sudanarchäologischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin 9:52-58.
  61. Book Review of Cremaschi, M. and Di Lernia, S. (eds.) 1998. Wadi Teshuinat: paleoenvironment and prehistroy in south-western Fezzan (Libyan Sahara).  South African Archaeological Bulletin 54:147-148.
  62. Reid, D.A.M., Sadr, K. & Hanson-James, N. 1998. Herding Traditions.  Chapter 4 in P.J.Lane, D.A.M.Reid and A.K.Segobye (eds.) Ditswa Mmung: the Archaeology of Botswana, pp. 81-100.  Botswana Society.
  63. Sadr, K. 1998. The first herders at the Cape of Good Hope. African Archaeological Review 15(2):101-132.
  64. Sadr, K., Castiglioni, Al. & Castiglioni, An. 1998. Bedja-Gräber der ersten Jahrtausends.  Mitteilungen der Sudanarchäologischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin 8:76-86.
  65. Sadr, K. 1997. Kalahari archaeology and the Bushman debate. Current Anthropology 38:104-112.
  66. Sadr, K. 1996. Nubian Desert Archaeology: a preliminary view. Archéologie du Nil Moyen 7:203-230.
  67. Sadr, K. 1995. Barlumi di archeologia nel deserto nubiano. In: Al. Castiglioni, An.Castiglioni, and J. Vercoutter (eds.) L’Eldorado dei Faraoni, pp. 147-176. Novara: De Agostini.
  68. Sadr, K. 1995. Catalogo dei Siti. In Al. Castiglioni, An.Castiglioni, and J. Vercoutter (eds.) L’Eldorado dei Faraoni, pp. 177-187. Novara: De Agostini.
  69. Sadr, K. 1994. Latest Finds from the Survey in the Northern Atbai, Eastern Desert of Egypt. In: C. Bonnet (ed.) Etudes Nubiennes: Actes du VIIe Congres international d’etudes nubiennes, pp. 7-13. Geneva.
  70. Sadr, K., Castiglioni, Al., Castiglioni, An. & Negro, G-C. 1994. Archaeology in the Nubian Desert.  Sahara 6:69-77.
  71. Sadr, K., Castiglioni, Al. & Castiglioni, An. 1994. CeRDO in the Nubian Desert: the 1993 season. Nubia Letters 21:4-7.
  72. Sadr, K., Castiglioni, Al. & Castiglioni, An. 1994. Preliminary Results of CeRDO's Research in the Nubian Desert.  Nyame Akuma 41:66-68.
  73. Sadr, K. 1993. Environmental Change and the Development of Nomadism in the Southern Atbai, East Central Sudan. In: L. Krzyzaniak (ed.) Environmental Change and Human Cultures in the Nile Basin and Northeast Africa until the second millennium BC, pp. 421-430. Poznan.
  74. Sadr, K., Gribble, J. & Euston-Brown, G. 1992. The Vredenburg Penninsula Survey, 1991/1992 season. In: A.B.Smith and B.Mutti (eds) Guide to the Archaeological Sites in the Southewestern Cape, pp. 41-43. Cape Town: University of Cape Town.
  75. Smith, A.B., Sadr, K., Gribble, J. & Yates, R. 1992. Witklip and Posberg Reserve. In: A.B.Smith and B.Mutti (eds) Guide to the Archaeological Sites of the Southwestern Cape.
  76. Sadr, K. 1992. Qaleh Abraq: eine ptolemäische Festung in der Ostwüste Ägyptens.  Beiträge zur Sudanforschung 5:141-150. Vienna.
  77. Sadr, K. 1991. The Development of Nomadism in Ancient Northeast Africa.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
  78. Sadr, K. 1991. A Ptolemaic Fortress in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. Sahara 4:149-152.
  79. Sadr, K. & Smith, A. 1991.  On ceramic variation in the southwestern Cape, South Africa. South African Archaeological Bulletin 46:107–15.
  80. Smith, A.B., Sadr, K., Gribble, J. & Yates, R. 1991. Excavations in the south-western Cape, South Africa, and the archaeological identity of prehistoric hunter-gatherers within the last 2000 years. South African Archaeological Bulletin 46: 71–91.
  81. Book Review of Hart,G. 1991 Pharaos and Pyramids. South African Archaeological Bulletin 46:151.
  82. Sadr, K. 1990. The Medjay in the Southern Atbai.  Archéologie du Nil Moyen 4:63-86.
  83. Fattovich, R., Vitagliano, S. & Sadr, K. 1989. Society and Territory in the Gash Delta (Kassala, Eastern Sudan), 3000 BC-AD300/400. Origini 14:329-358.
  84. Sadr, K. 1988. The Development of Nomadism: the View from Ancient Northeast Africa. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International.
  85. Marks, A.E. & Sadr, K. 1988. Holocene Environments and Occupations in the Southern Atbai, Sudan: A preliminary Formulation. In: J.Bower and D.Lubell (eds.) Prehistoric Cultures and Environments in the Late Quaternary of Africa. BAR International Series 405:69- 90.
  86. Sadr, K. 1988. Settlement Patterns and Land Use in the Late Prehistoric Southern Atbai; East Central Sudan.  Journal of Field Archaeology 15:381-401.
  87. Fattovich, R., Vitagliano, S. & Sadr, K. 1988. Societa e territorio nel delta del Gash (Kassala, Sudan Orientale) 3000 a.Cr.-300/400 d.Cr.  Africa 43(3):1-60.
  88. Sadr, K. 1987. The Territorial Expanse of the Pan-Grave Culture. Archéologie du Nil Moyen, 2:265-293.
  89. Sadr, K. 1986. Preliminary Report on the Archaeological Settlement Patterns of the Kassala Area.  Annali dell' Istituto Universitario Orientale, Napoli, 46:1-34.
  90. Sadr, K. 1986. A Pan-Grave related Culture in the Eastern Sudan. Nyame Akuma 27:48-49.
  91. Sadr, K. 1984. The Gergaf Group.  Nyame Akuma 24/25:33-35.
  92. Fattovich, R., Coltorti, M., D'Alessandro, A., Sadr, K. and Lenoble, P. 1984. Gash Delta Project: 1984 season.  Nyame Akuma 24/25:20- 23.
  93. Costatini, L., Fattovich, R., Piperno, M. & Sadr, K. 1983. Gash Delta Archaeological Project: 1982 season.  Nyame Akuma 23:17-19.
  94. Sadr, K. 1983. Interim Report on Late Prehistoric Settlement Patterns of the Khashm el Girba Area, East Central Sudan.  Nyame Akuma 22:28-30.


CONFERENCE PAPERS

2017 The Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA) Biennial Meetings, University of Pretoria. The impact of the lacustrine evolutions of lakes Ngami, Makgadikgadi on the origins and consolidation of the first pastoralist societies in the northern Botswana. A new archaeological, geomorphological and paleohydrological program. Jessie Cauliez, Laurent Bruxelles, Karim Sadr.

2017 The Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA) Biennial Meetings, University of Pretoria. KBG: a Later Stone Age sequence spanning the last 4000 years on Kasteelberg, west coast of South Africa. Karim Sadr.

2017 The Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA) Biennial Meetings, University of Pretoria. Hunter-gatherer lithic technologies before the appearance of pottery in South Africa: first results from Balerno Main Shelter, Limpopo Province. Iris Guillemard, Karim Sadr.

2017 The Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA) Biennial Meetings, University of Pretoria. Pottery decoration in contemporary south-eastern Botswana. Phenyo Churchill Thebe, Karim Sadr.

2016 2nd International Conference of Aerial Archaeology (Rome, Italy), poster on resolving inter-analyst variation in the classification of Iron Age stone-walled structures on aerial images from the southern Gauteng Province.

2016 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) 44th Annual Meeting (Oslo, Norway). Papers on network analysis, least cost paths and automated detection for stone walled structures of the Southern Gauteng, South Africa.

2016 Society for Africanist Archaeologist biennial meeting (Toulouse, France). Paper on least cost paths analysis applied to stone walled structures in southern Gauteng.

2015 IFAS “20 years of partnership” symposium. Paper on the use of the term Neolithic in South African archaeology.

2015 “Speaking (Of) Khoisan”: A Symposium Reviewing Southern African Prehistory. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.

2015 Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists, Harare. Paper comparing different remote sensing platforms for detection of stone walled structures on satellite imagery of the Southern Gauteng, South Africa.

2015 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) 43rd Annual Meeting (Siena, Italy). Paper comparing different remote sensing platforms for detection of stone walled structures on satellite imagery of the Southern Gauteng, South Africa.

2014 14th PanAfrican Archaeological Congress (PAA2014). Paper entitled Inter-analyst variability in classifying archaeological ruins on satellite imagery

2014 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) 42nd Annual Meeting (Paris, France). Paper on automated detection of stone walled structures on satellite imagery of the Southern Gauteng, South Africa (co-authored with Daniel Falconer and Amandine Robin).

2013 Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists, Gaborone. Paper on inter-analyst variability in classification of Pre-colonial stone walled ruins.

2012 Society for Africanist Archaeologists, Toronto. Paper on GIS and Stone Walled Structures in Southern Gauteng, South Africa.

2012 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) 40th Annual Meeting (Southampton, UK). Paper on GIS and Stone Walled Structures in the Southern Gauteng, South Africa.

2011 The Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA) Biennial Meeting (Swaziland). Paper with Xavier Rodier on GIS and Stone Walled Structures in the Southern Gauteng, South Africa.

2010 The 14th Congress of the PanAfrican Archaeological Association of Prehistory and Related Studies (Dakar, Senegal). Paper on the origins of stone walled structures in Southern Africa.

2010 Ceramics in Archaeology workshop, University of Pretoria. Paper on different perceptions of pottery in the first millennium AD of southern Africa.

2006 The Khoekhoe Colloquium, Paarl. Paper on the archaeological evidence for the role of the Khoekhoe in introducing the first ceramics and livestock into southern Africa.

2006 Society of Africanist Archaeologists, 18th biennial meeting, Calgary, Canada. Paper on earliest ceramics in southern Africa.

2006 Association of Southern African Professional Archeologists, Pretoria. Paper to introduce session on Bambata pottery.

2005 12th Congress of the Pan African Archaeological Association, Gaborone Botswana. Paper on West Coast radiocarbon dates.

2004 Southern African Association of Archaeologists, Kimberley, South Africa. Paper on Feasting on Kasteelberg.

2003 15th International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Florence. Paper on the transitions from foraging to herding and back on the west coast of South Africa during the first millennium AD.

2003 23oS:Archaeology and environmental history of the southern deserts, Canberra. Paper on the Late Holocene archaeology of Kalahari hunters and herders.

2002 Southern African Association of Archaeologists, Cape Town. Preliminary report of recent excavations at Kasteelberg and a paper on the Neolithic of southern Africa.

2001 XIVe Congres de l’Union Internationale des Sciences Prehistoriques et Protohistoriques, Liège. Paper on the early herders on the West Coast of South Africa.

2000 Southern African Association of Archaeologists, Johannesburg. Paper on the faunal remains from two rock shelters in SE Botswana and a poster on excavations at Kasteelberg D.

1999 International ACACIA Colloquium, Köln.  Paper comparing the emergence of pastoralism in the central Sudan and the southwestern Cape.

1999 Recent Field Research in Sudan and Eritrea, Berlin. Paper on the work of CeRDO in the Nubian Desert 1989-1994.

1999 4th World Archaeological Congress, Cape Town. Paper on the archaeological evidence for contact between herders and hunter-gatherers.

1998 97th American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia. Paper on the archaeological evidence for contact between herders and hunter-gatherers.

1997 Khoisan Identities and Cultural Heritage, Cape Town. Paper on the Khoikhoi and the earliest herders at the Cape.

1996 Southern African Association of Archaeologists, Bloemfontein. Paper on the Khoikhoi and the earliest herders at the Cape.

1995 2nd Basarwa Research Workshop, Gaborone. Paper on the archaeological aspects of the Kalahari Debate.

1994 8th International Conference of Nubian Studies, Lille. Paper on the earliest gold miners of the Nubian Desert.

1991 South African Archaeological Association, Cape Town. Poster on the archaeological surveys on the Vredenburg Peninsula.

1991 6th International Congress of Egyptology, Turin. Paper on a Ptolemaic fortress in the Eastern Desert.

1990 7th International Conference of Nubian Studies, Geneva. Paper on archaeological surveys in the Eastern Desert.

1988 International Symposium on Nile Basin, Poznan. Paper on the role of the environment in the development of nomadism in eastern Sudan.

1988 Conference in Memory of Salvatore Puglisi, Rome. Paper on the settlement history of the Gash Delta, eastern Sudan.

1988 Society for Africanist Archaeologists, Phoenix. Paper on the role of the environment in the development of nomadism in eastern Sudan.


CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

2014 Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, 14th Pan African Archaeological Congress, Wits University.

2011 FOSS GIS in Archaeology Workshop, Wits University.

2010 GIS in Archaeology Workshop, Wits University.

2008 Ceramic Technology Workshop, Wits University.

2006 Session on Bambata pottery, Association of South African Professional Archaeologists, Pretoria.

2006 Khoekhoe Colloquium, Paarl. Co-organized with François-Xavier Fauvelle-Aymar.

2006 Chaînes Opératoires workshop, Wits University. Co-organized with François-Xavier Fauvelle-Aymar.


INVITED LECTURES

2016 Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of the Witwatersrand. On the Origins of Livestock Herding in Southern Africa.

2014 University of Cologne Collaborative Research Centre, Project E3. Anthropological Models for a Reconstruction of the First African Frontier.

2012 African Studies Centre, University of Leiden, Seminar on the Origins and Spread of Stone-Walled Structures in Pre-Colonial South Africa.

2008 TRACES Laboratory, University of Toulouse-Le Mirail, four seminars on various aspects of Later Stone Age Archaeology in Southern Africa


REFEREEING (PAST FIVE YEARS)

2017 National research Foundation

2016 African Archaeological Review

2016 Southern African Humanities

2016 South African Archaeological Bulletin

2016 National Research Foundation Competitive Programme for Rated Researchers

2016 Routledge Taylor and Francis Books

2016 Leverhulme Trust Proposal review

2016 Plos One

2016 Southern African Humanities

2016 Radiocarbon

2015 NRF African Origins Platform review panel member.

2015 Leverhulme Trust Proposal review

2015 Azania

2015 Journal of Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa

2014 Journal of African Archaeology

2014 Plos One

2014 African Archaeological Review

2013 Claude Leon Foundation

2013 Quaternary International

2013 Azania

2013 African Archaeological Review


ACADEMIC CITIZENSHIP/PUBLIC OUTREACH

Patron of the South African Archaeological Society, Trans-Vaal Branch

Chair of Local Organizing Committee, Pan African Archaeological Association 2010-2014

Head of the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies 2009-2013.

Member of Organizing Board 4th Southern Deserts Conference (Argentina). Quaternary Evolution of Desert Landscapes and Peoples

Editor of the Field and Technical Reports in the South African Archaeological Bulletin 2006-2013

Member of the editorial board, Arid Zone Archaeology Monographs (Italy).

Member of editorial board, Quantitative Archaeology and Archaeological Modelling, Springer.

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