Animals of the Oyo EmpirePosted: March 31, 2011
I’m really pleased to announce that I’ve reached an agreement with Akin Ogundiran to work on a project examining material from the Oyo empire in Nigeria. The first stage of this project will take place in October of this year, when I will examine the faunal remains excavated during the course of his recent fieldwork at two sites (one urban and one rural) in SW Nigeria. I will also be collaborating with Matthew Law in this study.
Initial signs are that the excavated material is in very good condition and this promises to be a very exciting project which will shed light on one of the great pre-colonial empires of West Africa.