reconstructing middle stone age lifeways and palaeotemperatures using shellfish as proxies: a perspective from southern cape, south africa





Tuesday, August 24, 2021 to Wednesday, August 31, 2022





The permit is issued to Prof. Christopher Henshilwood (ESI, Wits University), on behalf of Jovana Milic (University of Bergen), to permanently export 187 shellfish samples from Blombos Cave, southern Cape. The material is currently housed at the University of the Witwatersrand Satellite Laboratory in Cape Town.

1. Only the selected representatives of the material stored in the collection may be exported.

2. The material must be carefully packed and all packaging must be clearly marked with the name of the site, and the name and address of the permit holder.

3. The material will be couriered via DHL to the University of Bergen, Norway.

4. Jovana Milic under the supervision of Dr. Karen Loise van Niekerk is responsible for the analysis of the material and its transport to and from the above mentioned institutions/collections.

5. The samples must be used for study purposes only, and may not be sold or exchanged.

6. The material may not be loaned to any person or institution other than the above stated participants in the study, without the consent of SAHRA: The samples covered under this permit as well as any reports and field notes will be sent to the Iziko Museums of South Africa, Cape Town for permanent curation.

7. Destructive analysis or sampling may be undertaken.

8. A report on the activities undertaken in terms of this permit must be emailed to before 31 August 2022 using the template in the following link:

9. Copies of any papers that may result from the export of the material must be lodged with SAHRA.

10. SAHRA shall not be liable for any losses, damages or injuries to persons or properties as a result of any activities in connection with this permit.

11. SAHRA reserves the right to cancel this permit by notice to the permit holder.

12. Should any legal proceedings arise with regard to this permit or the transport and loan of the material, these proceedings must be addressed within in the South African legislative framework.

13. Request to renew permits must be done at least two months prior to the expiry of the existing permit.



PDF of Permit: 

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