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Bacara Spruit



South African


University of the Witwatersrand

Level of Study



(ZooMS and Stable Isotopes) and Faunal Archaeology

Bacara Spruit is a biomolecular and faunal archaeologist who specialises in Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry, stable isotopes, and taphonomic analysis. She obtained her BSc in Archaeology and Anatomy in 2017 at Wits, BSc (Hons) in Archaeology at the University of Cape Town in 2018, and MSc in Archaeology at Wits in 2022. Currently, Bacara is a PhD candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand where she focuses on changes in human occupation and subsistence at Boomplaas Cave during the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition using ZooMS and taphonomic analysis. Bacara has worked as an academic tutor and Postgraduate Representative at Wits where she engaged with students and provided assistance, support, and communication between students and relevant staff. Bacara is passionate about education and skill-building. She aims to help students build confidence, skills, and positive working relationships in the field and she hopes to create a positive impact for future archaeologists by helping them develop transferable skills and getting involved in archaeological experiences.

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