Research Papers/Topics in Archeology

An Archaeological Reconnaissance Of Kpe Hilltop Settlement Site In Mbaikya Community, Usambe District, Kwande Local Government Area, Benue State, Nigeria

This research is entitled “An Archaeological Reconnaissance of Kpe Hilltop Settlement Site in Mbaikya Community, Usambe District of Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria”. The research is aimed at attempting a reconstruction of the past ways of life of the people who settled on Kpe hill by investigating Kpe hilltop settlement site. Thus, the research paid specific attention to the collection of oral traditions of the Usambe people, collection of archaeological data on ...

Archaeology and Tourism in Nigeria: An Overview

his paper centres on the role of archaeology in the promotion of the tourism industry in Nigeria. The paper highlights the major roles of archaeology in the progress and development of tourism industry in Nigeria, and note, the unfortunate deliberate non-recognition of the discipline by the tourism sector in the country. It contended that despite this problem, archaeology has done a lot and more is still being done by archaeology and the archaeologists to unveil a lot abou...

Interrogating The Tourism Industry Of Benue State: The Past And Present Of Makurdi Zoological Garden And Ikyogen Cattle Ranch, Benue State, Nigeria

his paper presents an interrogation of the struggling Tourism Industry of Benue State, analysing the past and present states of Makurdi Zoological Garden and Ikyogen Cattle Ranch. The research is aimed at bringing out the untapped tourism potentials in Benue State and also promotes the reach cultural heritage of the Tiv people of Central Nigeria. Therefore, a purely exploratory research design, with qualitative instruments and review of relevant literatures on the subject matter were emp...

Ethnoarchaeological Study of Pottery Tradition in Usambe, Ikyurav-Ya, Southeastern Tiv Land, Benue State, Nigeria

Pottery production has been recognized as one of the ancient Tiv practices that have survived to this day. Therefore, whenever remains of pottery objects are identified at an archaeological site within the Tivland, they usually contain tangible information regarding the group that made and used them. This research is an ethnoarchaeological investigation of pottery tradition in Usambe community. The researcher uses ethnographic information on pottery production and usage in...

Some Reflections On The Aspect Of The Traditions Of Origin And Indigenous Knowledge System Of The Gozaki People, Kafur Local Government Area, Katsina State, Nigeria

Archaeology has unarguably taken the role of empirically researching the origins of people around the world. Origins are considered amongst the African societies as being essential part of people’s identity and as such, stories relating to a people’s origin are told from one generation to another with intents to preserve them for generations yet unborn. Such stories explain aspects of the culture and traditions of the people while highlighting some prowess in their indigenous knowled...

Ethnoarchaeological Study of Pottery Tradition in Usambe, Ikyurav-Ya, Southeastern Tiv Land, Benue State, Nigeria

Abstract   Pottery production has been recognized as one of the ancient Tiv practices that have survived to this day. Therefore, whenever remains of pottery objects are identified at an archaeological site within the Tivland, they usually contain tangible information regarding the group that made and used them. This research is an ethnoarchaeological investigation of pottery tradition in Usambe community. The researcher uses ethnographic information on pottery pr...

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