ARCHAEOLOGISTS WITHOUT BORDERS WORKSHOP


ARCHAEOLOGISTS WITHOUT BORDERS WORKSHOP
UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN – NIGERIA: 18 – 22 FEBRUARY 2009
The Archaeologists without Borders Program was run at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria 18-22 February. Professor Peter Schmidt (University of Florida, U.S.A.)

presented the 9th Bassey Andah Memorial Lecture on the topic of African Archaeology and the Ancestors’, and participated in a workshop organised by WAC Vice-President, Professor C.A. Folorunso (University of Ibadan). Feedback on the program has been very positive and a report will go on the WAC web site.

ARCHAEOLOGISTS WITHOUT BORDERS WORKSHOP
UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN – NIGERIA: 18 – 22 FEBRUARY 2009
PROGRAMME
Wednesday 18 February
ARRIVAL
3.00 – 6.00 p.m.
REGISTRATION
(Dept. of Archaeology)
Thursday 19 February
REGISTRATION
9.00 – 9.30
Opening Remarks – Professor C.A. Folorunso (University of Ibadan).
9.30 – 10.15
Paper presentation 1: Writing a paper acceptable for publication in a reputable journal: Some Dos and Don’ts. – Professor M. Adebisi Sowunmi (University of Ibadan).
10.15 – 10.45
Break
10.45 – 12.30
Paper Presentation 2: WAC and the European legacy of ‘indigenization’ of the other peoples and cultures: Continuity or change since 1986 and on? – Dr Obare Bagodo (Univesite D’Abomey Calavi, republic of Benin).
12.30 – 14.00
Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.15
Paper presentation 3: Recovering archaeological evidence for symbolic meanings in the iron technology of Buhaya, Tanzania. – Professor Peter Schmidt (University of Florida, U.S.A.).
15.15 – 15.30
Break
15.30 – 16.30
Open interactive session with students – Professor Peter Schmidt (University of Florida, U.S.A.).
16.30 Closing
Friday 20 February
9.30 – 10.15
Paper Presentation 4: The challenges and prospects of doing archaeology in Nigeria. – Dr S.O. Ogundele (University of Ibadan).
10.15 – 11.30
Break (Visit to Vice Chancellor)
11.30 – 12.45
Paper presentation 5: The centrality of environmental studies in archaeological research. – Professor M.Adebisi Sowunmi (University of Ibadan).
12.45 – 14.00
LUNCH
16.00 – 19.00
9th Bassey Andah Memorial Lecture
Venue: CBN Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan
African Archaeology and the Ancestors – Professor Peter Schmidt (University of Florida, U.S.A.).
Saturday 21 February
9.30 – 10.15
Paper presentation 6: African Archaeology and the challenge of research dissemination. Dr Zachary A. Gundu (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria).
10.15 – 10.45
Break
10.45. 12.30
Paper presentation 7: Gold, Subsistence and Ritual on the Asmara Plateau of Ancient Eritrea. – Professor Peter Schmidt (University of Florida, U.S.A.).
12.30 – 14.00
LUNCH
14.00 – 16. 00
General Discussions: WAC and You. – Professor C.A. Folorunso (University of Ibadan).
16.00
CLOSING
Sunday 22 February
DEPARTURE