Report on the Annual Meeting 2024 of the SPP which took place at the University of Cologne in mid January.
Detailed report about the SPP's contriubutions at the 2023 SAfA in Houston.
Describing the conference experience in Frankfurt. In and beyond the conference room.
Some SPP members talk about their experiences on and alongside the 16th PAA Congress in Zanzibar.
The 8th annual meeting of TANA, held in Ghana from February the 22nd to the 24th, 2022, was also attended by researchers from the SPP.
At the SPP annual meeting held on Jan. 10, 2022, participants were able to enjoy the research results to date, along with exciting new findings.
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. [...]