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Chioma Vivian Ngonadi


2004-2007: BA in Archaeology, University of  Nigeria, Nsukka

2008-2010: MA in Archaeology, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

2015- Present: PhD in Archaeology University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


Research Interests

  • Archaeobotany
  • Pottery analysis
  • Subsistence
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • African Archaeology
  • Archaeology of Igboland
  • Gender studies

Research Supervision

Supervised by Professor Martin Jones, Dr. Matthew Davies and advised by Professor Charly French.

Other Professional Activities

Member of Kings College, University of Cambridge

Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAFA)

Royal Anthropological Society (RAS)

British Federation of Women Graduate (BFWG)

Cambridge Philosophical Society (CPS)

West African Archaeological Association (WAAA)



  • Prehistory
  • Agricultural Intensification
  • the origins of agriculture and sedentary societies
  • Africa
  • Environmental reconstruction
  • bioarchaeology
  • Agricultural Terraces
  • Agriculture
  • Archaeology
  • Landscape

Key Publications

Ngonadi, C.V. 2017. The Emergence of Agriculture in Lejja Southeastern Nigeria: An Archaeobotanical Investigation. BlueSci Magazine, 40:8

Ngonadi, C.V and Eze-Uzomaka P.I (2014). Mwangia Pottery Tradition:  Technical Analysis and Placement in East African cultural sequence. Journal of Research and Social Sciences 4.18:91-97.