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 projects were able to share findings, discuss strategies and explore synergies. The meeting highlighted the significant collaborative research being conducted by European projects in Africa, though major research gaps remain, as well as challenges in capacity building, infrastructure development and heritage conservation.
Nearly 100 researchers attended the conference. The AARD programme is available here.