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Thomas Peter Volman

Retired Associate Professor

Thomas Peter Volman

Mcgraw Hall, Room 201

Educational Background

  • B.A., (Anthropology), University of Chicago, 1967
  • M.A., (Anthropology), University of Chicago, 1975
  • Ph.D., (Anthropology), University of Chicago, 1981
  • M.A., (Education), Roosevelt University, 1971


  • Archaeology Program
  • Anthropology

Graduate Fields

  • Anthropology


  • Excavations at Peers Cave, Cape Peninsula, South Africa
  • Early People
  • Origins of Modern Humans
  • Analysis and Interpretation of Stone Artifact Assemblages


Fall 2021


Excavation of buried Late Acheulean (Mid-Quaternary) land surfaces at Duinefontein 2, Western Cape Province, South Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science.  30:955-971. 2003

First excavation of intact Middle Stone Age layers at Ysterfontein, Western Cape Province, South Africa: Implications for Middle Stone Age ecology. Journal of Archaeological Science.  30:559-575. 2003