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African Archaeology Lab

The African Archaeology Lab, located in Condon Hall 268, is dedicated to studying the past 5,000 years in sub-Saharan Africa. With a primary focus on the West African savanna, research by Dr. Stephen Dueppen, Dr. Daphne Gallagher, and their collaborators at sites in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal addresses topics ranging from the origins of early agricultural societies to the development and dynamics of larger socio-political formations (including complex village communities, regional states, early cities, and interregional trading systems). In addition to facilitating spatial analysis and diverse material culture analyses, the lab is equipped for zooarchaeological and paleoethnobotanical analyses.

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