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West African Archaeology; Papers in Honour of Thurstan Shaw

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11th May, 2014 (10am to 4:30pm)

10:00 am Welcome (Adebisi Sowumni) & Introduction (Kevin MacDonald)

10:10 am An embodiment of Origins: IGBO ICHI as historical metaphor (Keith Ray) 10:40 am The ‘Pays Do’ and the Origins of Mali: new perspectives from historical archaeology (Kevin MacDonald, Nikolas Gestrich, Seydou Camara and Daouda Keita)

11:10 to 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 am At the Forest’s Edge: Macrolithic and microlithic industries of the 2nd millennium AD on the Kwahu Plateau, Ghana (Derek Watson) 12:00 pm Cultural Heritage Management in Ghana: What and Whose Heritage? (Kodzo Gavua) 12:30 pm Igbo Ukwu to Iwo Eleru: Issues in the development of Archaeology in Nigeria (C.A. Folorunso and Charles Le Quesne)

1:00 to 2:00 pm : Lunch

2:00 pm Looking upstream and downriver: archaeological research in the Niger River Valley, northern Bénin (Anne Haour and Sam Nixon) 2:30 pm “Senegal is my country too”: The archaeology of the people without history in Southeastern Senegal (Ibrahima Thiaw) 3:00 pm Filling New Gaps in Afric Maps: Settlement and Urbanism in the Kingdom of Dahomey (J. Cameron Monroe) 3:30 pm Archives, Histories, Landscapes: Traces of Colonisation and Conflict in Sierra Leone (Paul Basu)

4:00 pm Closing Remarks (Matt Davies) / Discussion

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