The Human Evolution Research Institute (HERI)
at the University of Cape Town (UCT)


HERI brings together the brightest minds in the palaeosciences to investigate human evolution and the South African record of our past. We do this by working
with researchers, from all backgrounds, who are passionate about telling our origin story with a team that is diverse, inclusive and supportive.



We promote cutting-edge human origins research, student skills development and diversity in the palaeosciences.



Our multidisciplinary research
investigates the fossil record, role of hybridisation in evolution, the emergence of modern human origins and the chronology of human evolution
in South Africa.