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fieldwork – 6

The ritual at this stage is the packing of pottery, ready to take back to Benin.

Part of this process involves rationalising the pottery analysed so far. Below is the material analysed by David, Sam and I in 2015. Not bad for six weeks’ work!

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But in parallel, I’ve had to make space in my office for the items which have now come out of the Crossroads exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre. Some of the panels will be headed to Cotonou with me at the end of the week for the end-of-project workshop.

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Some of the pots, too…


3 Responses to “fieldwork – 6”


  1. February 17, 2015 at 14:21

    Looks like you are very busy there in Norwich.
    Sending you best wishes for a successful and enjoyable trip to benin.


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About this blog

This blog has been set up to chart the activities and research findings of two projects led by Anne Haour, an archaeologist from the Sainsbury Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom.

The first project, called Crossroads, brings together a team of archaeologists, historians and anthropologists studying the Niger Valley where it borders Niger and Bénin (West Africa). We are hoping to shed more light on the people that inhabited the area in the past 1500 years and to understand how population movements and craft techniques shaped the area's past.

The second project, called Cowries, examines the money cowrie, a shell which served as currency, ritual object and ornament across the world for millennia, and in medieval times most especially in the Maldive Islands of the Indian Ocean and the Sahelian regions of West Africa. We hope to understand how this shell was sourced and used in those two areas.

These investigations are funded by the European Research Council as part of the Starting Independent Researcher Programme (Seventh Framework Programme – FP7) and by the Leverhulme Trust as a Research Project Grant. The opinions posted here are however Anne Haour's own!

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