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Department of Archaeology



Professor Pikirayi is one of Africa’s leading and most prominent archaeologists.   His research on Great Zimbabwe and on indigenising historical archaeology as a sub-field on the continent have been especially transformative. More recently he has led efforts to promote ethically driven community archaeology in Africa, often taking a critical stance toward earlier efforts as being top-down and too aligned to what has become known as ‘Authorized Heritage Discourse’.


Job Titles

Honorary Research Associate, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Professor in Archaeology and Head of the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology - University of Petoria

General Info

Not available for consultancy

Contact Details

Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
innocent.pikirayi [at]