The Archaeology Centre

Michael Chazan


Director, The Archaeology Centre

Professor, Deparment of Anthropology


Address:  Room 500, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ONT M5S 2S2



Michael Chazan is a Paleolithic archaeologist specializing in the study of stone tools.  Prof. Chazan received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his Masters and Ph.D from Yale University.   He has carried out archaeological research in Europe, the Middle East, and 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.  Prof. 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