On August 24, 2021, the time had finally come: During the 25th conference of the Society of Africanist Archaeologists, the virtual session „Entangled Africa: Interactions, relations and networks within Africa“ organized by Alexa Höhn and Friederike Jesse took place. There was a lively discussion and exchange about prehistoric depictions of herdsmen up to the copper trade of the 19th century.
On Aug. 24, 2021, the ‚Entangled Africa‘ research symposium „Interactions, relations and networks within Africa“ will be held as part of SAfA 2021. From prehistoric pastoral representations in the Sahara to the 19th century copper trade, a wide range of topics will be discussed.
We have all lacked the opportunity to exchange with colleagues from around the globe in the past year due to home office work and the cancellation of conferences. But now new formats have been found. Three projects of the ‚Entangled Africa‘ program were able to present their research and engage in discussion with colleagues and friends on the topic of precolonial African history in the scope of the multi-platform conference “Extracting the past from the present” organized by Birgit Ricquier and her colleagues. […]
Charcoal is a common find on archaeological sites. But the full range of information it contains is very often insufficiently used. Pieces of charcoal not only reveal their age (based on radiocarbon dating) but also which tree or group of tree species they once belonged to. This enables the reconstruction of vegetation types, landscapes and climate, and can even provide information about trade relations. […]
Ceramic processing must be flexible, able to adapt to the conditions of excavation and object. At the same time, the records of those working on this find genre from different regions should be comparable. Done to speed up and standardize the ceramic recording on site, the elaboration of the catalogue was successfully completed. […]
Object of the discourse was the range of various forms of decoration and techniques that have been listed in the individual ceramic assortments of the projects. The projects of the scientists are located in Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia and in the area of the Middle Niger in West Africa. […]
Initiated and organized by Friederike Jesse (Project 1) and Ulrike Nowotnick (Project 2), numerous representatives of our projects met for the SPP2143 on June 4th via conference call to exchange information about ceramic finds, their sorting and documentation. […]
Between January and March 2020 the Connecting Foodways team travelled over 2500 kilometres along the Middle Nile Valley and across neighbouring deserts to visit museum collections and other archaeological missions. […]
Entangled Africa – Identity and Inner-African Interaction, a session organized by SPP scientists at WAC Prague 2020. […]
The DFG Priority Programme (SPP) 2143: Entangled Africa and the TransArea Network Africa (TANA) have set themselves the task of illuminating Africa’s history and integrating it into the knowledge network of the old world. […]
The priority programme „Entangled Africa“ was represented by two lectures and numerous listeners. Jana Eger spoke about her project in Kordofan. Ulrike Nowotnick and Steven Matthews gave the current status of their project in the Middle Nile area. […]
Ceramics is not only the most common type of find that most archaeological projects in the Priority Programme (SPP) 2143 ‚Entangled Africa‘ are concerned with. […]
The term „entangled“ is associated with a great variety of meanings. We are anxious to network the projects and research branches within the programme and within Africa – the term has a long historical tradition. […]