Dr Job Kibii is a senior research scientist and Head of Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology at the National Museums of Kenya. He was first indigenous African to obtain a PhD in Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology from the University of the Witwatersrand-South Africa. He has directed research in sites such as Malapa, Gondolin, Pangani and Kimengich. Kibii was a member of the discovery team behind Australopithecus sedibaand has discovered hominid specimens belonging to Australopithecus africanusand Australopithecus sediba. His research interest includes using taphonomy to understand depositional events in cave systems and the behaviour of early hominins by examining their postcranial morphology.