Monday, May 16, 2011

Archaeological team to investigate medieval town in East Africa

An exceptionally well-preserved example of a medieval Swahili stonetown on the coast of East Africa will be excavated by an international team of archaeologists from the Universities of York, Bristol, Bournemouth and Rice this summer thanks to £500,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

The dig at Songo Mnara, a World Heritage site on the southern coast of Tanzania, will enable the researchers to explore aspects of medieval urban planning in coastal East Africa.

Click here to read this article from