Glass bead evidence for Indian Ocean trade

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Publications | No Comments
Glass bead evidence for Indian Ocean trade

Wood, M., Panighello, S., Orsega, E.F., Robertshaw, P., van Elteren, J.T., Crowther, A., Horton, M. & Boivin, N. 2016. Zanzibar and Indian Ocean trade in the first millennium CE: the glass bead evidence. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. Link to open access. Abstract Recent archaeological excavations at the seventh- to tenth-century CE sites of Unguja Ukuu and […]

Old World globalization and food exchanges

Posted by on Nov 28, 2015 in Publications, Uncategorized | No Comments
Old World globalization and food exchanges

Boivin, N., Fuller, D.Q. & Crowther, A. 2015. Old World globalization and food exchanges. In Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia, eds. M.C. Beaudry & K.B. Metheny, pp. 350-356. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Landscape evolution at Kuumbi Cave, Zanzibar

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Landscape evolution at Kuumbi Cave, Zanzibar

Kourampas, N., Shipton, C., Mills, W., Tibesasa, R., Horton, H., Horton, M., Prendergast, M., Crowther, A., Douka, K., Faulkner, P., Picornell, L. & Boivin, N. 2015. Late Quaternary speleogenesis and landscape evolution on a tropical carbonate island: Panga la Kuumbi (Kuumbi Cave), Zanzibar. International Journal of Speleology 44(3): 293-314. Abstract: Kuumbi Cave is one of […]

Peopling of the Pacific and Southeast Asia Conference

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Events | No Comments
Peopling of the Pacific and Southeast Asia Conference

Dr. Nicole Boivin will present a paper at the new Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena on the 22-23 of June, 2015.  The conference on “Integrating Inferences about our Past: New Findings and Current Issues in the Peopling of the Pacific and Southeast Asia” brings together scholars from around the […]

Presentation at Jornadas de Prehistoria Africana

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Events | No Comments
Presentation at Jornadas de Prehistoria Africana

Dr. Mary Prendergast (pictured) of St. Louis University in Madrid will present new findings relating to Sealinks Project research in eastern Africa at the Jornadas de Prehistoria Africana Conference in Burgos, Spain.  Dr. Prendergast’s paper, entitled ‘The “coastal Neolithic” revisited: new data from Kuumbi Cave, Zanzibar’ is coauthored with Ceri Shipton (University of Cambridge), Nikos Kourampas (University of Edinburgh), Ruth […]

Society for American Archaeology Conference talk

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Events | No Comments
Society for American Archaeology Conference talk

Dr. Patrick Faulkner will present a paper on Sealinks Project research into early maritime activity on the eastern African coast at the annual Society for American Archaeology Conference on April 16th.  The conference paper, jointly coauthored by Alison Crowther, Mary Prendergast, Mark Horton and Nicole Boivin, will be presented in a session titled ‘Life in the […]

Australian Archaeological Association Conference Session

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Events | No Comments
Australian Archaeological Association Conference Session

Dr. Alison Crowther (pictured) and Dr. Ceri Shipton will present papers in Cairns at a session entitled ‘Recent Archaeological Research in Africa’ as part of the at the African Archaeological Association Conference, 1-3 December.  The session will be chaired by Dr. Crowther and Dr. Ben Smith. Session: Recent Archaeological Research in Africa Convenors: Alison Crowther and Benjamin […]

Indian Ocean food globalisation

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Publications | No Comments
Indian Ocean food globalisation

Boivin, N., Crowther, A., Prendergast, M. & Fuller, D.Q. 2014. Indian Ocean food globalisation and Africa. African Archaeological Review. Pictured: Archaeobotany in Zanzibar: Flot bags hanging to dry on the beach. Abstract While Africa has sometimes been peripheral to accounts of the early Indian Ocean world, studies of food globalisation necessarily place it centre stage. Africa […]

Bristol Europrojects meeting

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in News | No Comments
Bristol Europrojects meeting

Participants in 4 major Euro funded projects undertaking work in Africa (shown in the photo above) met as part of the 11th Annual African Archaeology Research Day Conference in Bristol, 21-22 November.  The projects included: The ERC-funded Trans-SAHARA Project The Marie Curie-funded EUROTAST Project The ERC-funded Crossroads of Empires Project And the ERC-funded Sealinks Project. The […]

AARD Keynote: Sealinks Project findings in Eastern Africa

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Events | One Comment
AARD Keynote: Sealinks Project findings in Eastern Africa

Dr. Nicole Boivin, PI of the Sealinks Project, will present a keynote talk at the 11th Annual African Archaeology Research Day (AARD) Conference in Bristol, 21-22 November, 2014.  The talk will be part of a plenary session in which major European funded projects conducting archaeological research relevant to Africa will present findings.  The talk, by […]