Two leading research institutes are housed within the Department of Archaeology and facilitate linkages with museums, government bodies, heritage centres and others.

These hubs work to transform archaeology into an impactful and inclusive discipline of study. They also support African voices and research talent in global research projects and discussions on heritage.


African Heritage Hub and Research Centre (AHHRC)
The AHHRC supports initiatives that generate opportunities for youth at heritage sites and museums in the region.


Human Evolution Research Institute (HERI)
HERI is a multi-disciplinary institute that drives inclusive African-led research on human evolution at UCT and across the continent.