In June 2016, the ONLAAH project was presented, for the first time to the public, at the SAFA, Society of Africanists archaeologists, international conference, that was held in Toulouse.

lt all started some months before, as an idea, but we wanted to have feedback from our colleagues and from students regarding our proposal. How would the community respond and how much interest a project like ours could raise were among some of our main concerns.

During the meeting, we talked with many colleagues from Africa and around the world, and with African students attending the conference. For our delight, all of them showed interest and curiosity regarding the project. We have to say the most enthusiastic were the students giving us the most positive feedback and interest in the initiative.

The general reaction makes us believe that we are on the right track!

Author: Sofia Fonseca