Frankfurt am Main

Sonderforschungsbereich 268
a project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Teilprojekt C7

Archaeological research in Northeastern Nigeria

Seminar für Vor- und Frühgeschichte
Archäologie und Archäobotanik Afrikas
Robert-Mayer-Str. 1
D-60054 Frankfurt am Main
Tel./Fax: 0049-(0)69-28582

Anthropomorphic clay figurine from settlement mound of Mege, Ngala LGA, Borno State, Nigeria

Since 1991 the Africa section of the Prehistory Departement of the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University at Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is engaged in research in Northeastern Nigeria, specifically Borno and Yobe States.

During various fieldtrips a large number of sites have been sampled. Research concentrated on three areas:

Work in Nigeria is in close cooperation with the University of Maiduguri and the National Commission of Museums and Monuments.

Bibliography on the SW Chad Basin:
Archaeology, Ethnohistory, Colonial History, Climatic Studies, Geomorphology

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