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Eastern African Archaeology Online aims to advocate for and increase awareness of archaeology and cultural heritage issues in Eastern Africa, providing links to scholarly and educational resources, and offering news and information concerning archaeological research, events, and archaeological/anthropological field school and travel resources

While the archaeology and cultural heritages of the Horn of Africa (DjiboutiEritreaEthiopia, and Somalia, including Somaliland) and greater East Africa and the Indian Ocean region (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South SudanBurundiRwandaMalawi, Mozambique, Zambia, ZimbabweMadagascar, Comoros, Mauritius, and Seychelles) are emphasized, Eastern African Archaeology Online also serves as an advocate and reporter concerning archaeology and cultural heritage across the African continent and the African Diaspora.


Eastern African Archaeology Online goals

  • Increase awareness of African archaeology and cultural heritage in the global community.
  • Advocate for cultural heritage preservation and protection in Eastern Africa and throughout Africa and around the world.
  • Promote the research of African and Africanist archaeologists and others studying African cultural heritage.
  • Provide researchers and students with updated and easy-to-navigate links to resources concerning African archaeology and related fields.
  • Share information about field school opportunities, scholarships, and Africanist studies conferences, meetings, and exhibits.
  • Present news and scholarly opinion about recent events and publications concerning African archaeology and cultural resource management.
  • Offer insights on sustainable and responsible cultural heritage tourism and historical and archaeological travel advice in Eastern Africa.

Eastern African Archaeology Online Founder and Director:  Matthew C. Curtis, Ph.D.