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Department of Archaeology


The African Archaeology Group showcases leading edge Africanist Archaeological Research from across the continent and all periods from the Early Stone Age to Contemporary Heritage. We invite speakers from the continent, the UK and globally to share their latest data, analyses and ideas from the field to lab. Our Hybrid Seminars run from 13.00-14.30 on Tuesdays during Michaelmas and Lent terms and upcoming events can be found below. We also run various other events through the year, including in celebration of African Heritage Day. 

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Kiah Johnson
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Events In This Series For This Academic Year

Session Name Date Event speaker
Research and exhibitions at Iziko Museums of South Africa: a model for decolonising archaeology. Tuesday, 16 January, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00 Dr Wendy Black
Cryptic painted forms of Bukoba, Kagera region, Tanzania Tuesday, 30 January, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00 Dr Catherine Namono
The Contemporary Archaeology of Smallholder Innovation in Elgeyo Marakwet, Kenya Tuesday, 13 February, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00 Dr Sam Lunn-Rockliffe
Archaeological Investigation of the pre-Historic period of a Frontier city, Yorubaland, Nigeria West Africa: Material Culture, Architecture and Chronology (500-1500 AD) Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00 Dr Bolaji Owoseni