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about the islamic archaeology in global perspective conference

Last month I visited Bahrain for a conference. You can hear short interventions by some of the conference speakers here; I am about ten minutes in.

“A recent conference in Bahrain brought together archaeology experts from over 14 countries to examine how our view of historic Islam has been distorted by the West. Sylvia Smith reports.”

 

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2 Responses to “about the islamic archaeology in global perspective conference”


  1. 1 ach
    May 25, 2017 at 16:55

    Read here a similar story by the same journalist: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39884775

  2. 2 Niangaly Amadou
    May 30, 2017 at 11:55

    Hello there !I really like your  archaeological project ! So, I’m a young archaeologist( Bachelor degree) in Mali and I want to join your group if possible, because I have no opportunity for practicing my job in my country ! In fact, I’m intrested in any research or scholarship for Master degree ! 

    Thanks,Amadou Niangaly


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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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