BA, MA (Dar), PhD (Alberta)
Area of Specialization
Bushozi’s research focus on Human evolution, Lithic technology, Paleoecology and Heritage Management. He is interested on Quaternary human landscape for the past 2.6 million years. He tries to pursue research that focuses on influence of environmental changes to human evolution, cultural transformations and technological developments. He interested to understand when hominins had the cognitive ability to make objects that are more than just functional tools to butcher carcases, but something, which communicates the dreams and thoughts of toolmaker to others an act that differentiate humans with other hominins.
Dr. PastoryMagayaneBushozi is the Director of Humanities Research Centre and a Senior in the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is also a country representative to the Committee of the Eastern Africa Quaternary Research Association (EAQUA), and the Association of Southern Africa Paleontologists and Archaeologists (ASAPA).
Academically, Bushoziholds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada and a B.A in Archaeology and environmental studies and M.A in Archaeology from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He has researched and written extensively on the trend of human biological and cultural evolution, looking on inclination related to subsistence behavior, diet preference, technological innovations,human adaptation to the over changing environment as well as sustainable cultural heritage management and conservation.
Bushozi has been a Principal Investigator of a number of transnational and multidisciplinary research projects including:
- Evolving human minds, behavior and subsistence during the Middle to Upper Pleistocene in Tanzania (EHM), 2017-2019. Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (VW) Germany. Principal Investigator: Dr. PastoryMagayaneBushozi, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
- Iringa Regional Archaeological Project in Southern Tanzania (IRAP), 2017 - 2022. Funded by the Social Science and Humanities Council (SSHRC).
Principal Investigators: Prof. Pamela Willoughby, University of Alberta, Canada, Dr. PastoryMagayaneBushozi, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. And Dr. Katie Biittner, McEwanm University, Canada.
- Stone tools, Diet and Sociality at Olduvai Gorge Tanzania (SDS). Funded by the Social Science and Humanities Council (SSHRC). Principal Investigators: Dr. PastoryMagayaneBushozi,University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Prof. Julio Mercader University of Calgary, Canada, Prof. Tristan Carter, McMaster University, Canada.
- Eyasi Basin Archaeological Project on Human Biological and Cultural Evolution (EAP). Volkswagen Foundation (VW), Germany. Principal Investigator:Dr. PastoryMagayaneBushozi, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
- Traces of human evolutionary signals in southern Tanzania (African Humanities Program). Funded by American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) through. Principal investigators: PastoryMagayaneBushozi, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
- Willoughby, P. R, T. Compton, S. M. Bello, P. M. Bushozi. A.R. Skinner, C.B. Stringer. 2018. Middle Stone Age human teeth from Magubike rock-shelter, Iringa region, Tanzania. PLOS one https://10.1371/journal.pone.0200530
- Itambu, M. P, A. Mlinda, A. Bukenya, C. Saanane, E.S. Biginagwa, M. Bundala and P. M. Bushozi. 2018. Rock engravings and paintings: Rethinking of the cupules, gongs, and grinding hallows of Suiyu and Ughaugha in Singida, East Tanzania. Journal of Geoscience and Environmental Protection 6: 160-180.
- Bushozi, P.G.M, L. Luque, A. Z. Mabulla. 2017. Stratigraphic integrity and technological development: the microscopic and metric evidence form Middle Stone Age (MSA) points at Mumba rock-shelter, northern Tanzania. Palaeoecology Africa 34: 185-206.
- Bushozi, P. G. M. 2017. Conservation and sustainable development of Palaeoanthropological sites: A case study of Isimila in Iringa, southern Tanzania. Proceedings Institute of Heritage Studies: 1-20.
- Biittner, K. M., A. Sawchuk, J. M. Miller, J.J Werner, P. M. Bushozi and P.R. Willoughby. 2017. Excavation at Mlamabalsirockshelter: a terminal Pleistocene to Recent Iron Age record in southern Tanzania. African Archaeological Review.
- Bushozi, P. G. M. 2015.An assessment of strategies for cultural heritage management and tourism development in the Eyasi basin, northern Tanzania. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering. B4 661-676.
- Itambu, M. P and P. G. M. Bushozi 2015. The rock-art of Iringa, southern Tanzania. Journal of African Archaeological Network 12:156-181.
- Bushozi, P. G. M. 2014. Towards sustainable heritage management in Tanzania: a case study of Kalenga and Mlambalasi sites in Iringa, southern Tanzania. The South African Archaeological Bulletin 69 (200): 1-6.
- Bushozi, P. G. M. 2014. The Achaeulian of Isimila, South Tanzania. In Baquedono, E, and Dominguez-Rodrigo, M (eds)., The cradle of humankind II: pp 90-97.
- Bushozi, P. G.M. 2013. A functional study of MSA points: evidence from Mumba rock-shelter, Tanzania, Journal of African Archaeological Network.11: 25-42.
- Bushozi, P. G. M 2013. Raw material procurement and Hunting Behaviour during the Middle and Later Stone Age at Nasera, northern Tanzania, Journal of African Archaeological Network.11: 43-61.
- Bushozi P. G. M. 2012. Middle Stone Age (MSA) points form and function: evidence from Magubike rock-shelter, Southern Tanzania. Journal of African Archaeological network 10:140-157.
- Dominguez-Rodrigo, M., F. Diez-Martin, L. Alcalá, L. Lique, R. Barba, R. Mora, I.Torre and P. Bushozi. 2009. Archaeological evidence of carcass processing sport created by Lower Pleistocene hominid from the ST4 site. In Dominguez-Rodrigo, M., L. Alcalá, and L. Leque (eds), Peninj: A research project on human origin. Cambridge. Oxbow books, pp. 115-144.
- Dominguez-Rodrigo, M., J. Serrallonga, L. Lique, F. Diez-Martin, L. Alcalá, and P. Bushozi. 2009. The Acheulian sites from the South escarpment. In Dominguez-Rodrigo, M., L. Alcalá, and L. Leque (eds), Peninj: A research project on human origin. Cambridge. Oxbow books, pp. 205-226
- Dominguez-Rodrigo, M., F. Diez-Martin, L. Lique, L. Alcalá, and P. Bushozi. 2009. The Acheulian site from the North escarpment. In Dominguez-Rodrigo, M., L. Alcalá, and L. Leque (eds), Peninj: A research project on human origin. Cambridge. Oxbow books, pp. 227-256.
- Dominguez-Rodrigo, M., A. Mabulla, L. Luque, J. W. Thompson, J. Rinks, P. Bushozi. F. Díez-Martin, L. Alcala. 2008. A new archaic Homo sapiens fossil from Lake Eyasi, Tanzania. Journal of Human Evolution 54: 899-903.
- Dominguez-Rodrigo, M., A. Mabulla, F. Diez-Martin, L. Luque, A. Tarrino, J. A. Lopez-Sanz, R. Barba, and P. M. Bushozi. 2007. The Archaeology of the Middle Pleistocene deposits of Lake Eyasi, Tanzania. Journal of African Archaeology 5 (1): 47-78.
- Biittner K. M., P. M. Bushozi and P. Willoughby. 2007. The Middle and Later Stone Age of Iringa, Southern Tanzania. NyameAkuma 68: 62-73.
- Mapunda, B.B., P.G.M.Bushozi., R. Chami and F. Matao. 2004. The Archaeology of the Mid-Ruvu River Basin: Revealing the Myths and Realities about the relationship between the Coast and Hinterland. Occasional Papers of the Historical Association, University of Dar es Salaam. 32: 1-32.
- Bushozi P. G. M. 2003: Middle Stone Age occurrence and Hominid behavioural patterns in West Lake Natron Region, Northern Tanzania. MA Thesis, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.