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The Enigma of Igbo-Ukwu

Thurstan Shaw Memorial Committee

Friday, 9 May 2014 from 16:30 to 18:00 (BST)

The Enigma of Igbo-Ukwu

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The Enigma of Igbo Ukwu: exploring the origins of West African Civilization”


Professor Susan Keech McIntosh, Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Anthropology, Rice University, USA, guest of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, will offer this public Memorial Keynote Lecture in honour of the great Africanist, the late Professor Thurstan Shaw, 

Professor McIntosh will explain the richness of West Africa’s early civilizations. Her presentation will draw on the work of Thurstan Shaw and his famous excavations at Igbo-Ukwu in Southern Nigeria as well as Susan's own ground-breaking work on early urbanism in the Inland Niger Delta in Mali. In an engaging manner the keynote will situate West Africa’s archaeology and heritage in a broader context.

The lecture will be followed by a reception at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology .



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The Biffen Lecture Theatre, Department of Genetics
Downing Site, Downing Street
CB2 3EH Cambridge
United Kingdom

Friday, 9 May 2014 from 16:30 to 18:00 (BST)

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Thurstan Shaw Memorial Committee

Dr Pamela Jane Smith (Shaw)

The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing Street 
Cambridge CB2 3ER 
Phone: 07976 919083

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