Tue, 06 Nov


Social Sciences 1.93 (Fishbowl)

The Current State of Archaeology and Heritage Studies in Ghana

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The Current State of Archaeology and Heritage Studies in Ghana

Time & Location

06 Nov 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Social Sciences 1.93 (Fishbowl), The University of Western Australia, Stirling Highway, Crawley WA, Australia

About The Event

The Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana (DAHS) was established in 1951. It is now a member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). The DAHS has a Museum of Archaeology and the Leventis Digital Resource Centre to support teaching and research. Dr Apoh's talk will focus on the key undergraduate and graduate programmes of the Department and the various strategies it uses in the training of more than one thousand undergraduate and 25 graduate students. It will also focus on the DAHS's various field research projects undertaken over the past 15 years. While acknowledging the challenges faced by the department and for archaeological research in Ghana, the talk will showcase the opportunities for UWA archaeologists, anthropologists, and heritage experts to partner with the DAHS.

Dr. Wazi Apoh is an archaeologist with a broad anthropological training. He has a B.A and M.Phil degrees in archaeology from the University of Ghana, and a PhD in archaeological anthropology from Binghamton University of New York. His research specialises in the fields of African archaeology, cultural heritage management, contract/salvage archaeology, forensic archaeology, development anthropology, and the archaeology of German missionization and colonization of ‘Togoland’.

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