Michael Chazan is Professor with the Department of Anthropology, and Director of the Archaeology Centre at the University of Toronto; he holds his degrees from Yale University (Ph.D. and M.Phil.), the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.). His areas of specialization are paleoarchaeology and human evolution, lithic analysis, the history of archaeology, and the archaeologies of Near East, France, and South Africa. His current research focus is the archaeology of early human sites in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, particularly the site of Wonderwerk Cave and the sites of the Kathu Complex. Professor Chazan is the author of Archaeology and Prehistory: Pathways Through Time (a widely-used introductory textbook published by Pearson and Pearson Canada) and of Holon: A Lower Paleolithic Site in Israel (co-authored with Liora Kolska Horwitz and published by the Peabody Museum Press).