Research Papers/Topics in Archeology

Early Urbanization in West Africa: An Archaeological Evidence from Birnin-Kudu Settlement

Abstract Several collections of evidences from oral tradition, archaeological, historical, sociological researches have clearly indicated several early urban centers in West Africa and the differences in their characteristics based on region. This paper is aimed at bringing to limelight the place of Birnin-Kudu as part of early urban center in West-Africa and sourced it data from archaeological excavations and survey, collection of oral traditions and review of several literatures relating to...

A Geographic Information Systems Documentation Of Oyo-Ile And Badagry Heritage Sites, Southwestern Nigeria

ABSTRACT Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has triggered a revolution in archaeological methods for collecting and keeping inventories of heritages sites and monuments. Specifically, GIS studies have in recent times produced models for site potential or archaeological resource sensitivity. However, in Nigeria, previous archaeological works have focused on excavations, settlement patterns, vegetation history and reconstruction of cultural history, ignoring the aspects of digital docum...

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...