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Archaeology and Landscape in Bandafassi (Senegal)


The Bandafassi Regional Archaeological Project (BRAP) involves ongoing collaborations between project personnel (see Timeline) and diverse communities, scholars, and students in Senegal and the United States. Here we gratefully acknowledge the people, institutions, and funding agencies that have made this project possible.


Communities & Collaborators
  • Felix Keita and the village of Tenkoto

  • Yero Diallo and the village of Itato

  • Bernard Keita, Yero Keita, and the village of Ethiowar

  • Tama Keita and the village of Andiel

  • Kenda Diallo and the village of Nathia

Individuals & Institutions
  • Ibrahima Thiaw (Unité de Recherche en Ingénierie Culturelle et en Anthropologie, Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noir)

  • Abdoul Aziz Guissé (Direction du Patrimoine Culturel, Sénégal) 

  • Aimé Kantoussan (Musée des Civilisations Noires)

  • Alexis Diouf (Bandafassi Cultural Center)

  • Mouhamadou Moustapha Seck (Sous-Prefet de Bandafassi, Senegal)

  • Doba Diallo (Doba Tours), Marc Keita (Ethiowar), and Jean-Pierre Camara (Andiel)

  • Anna Brown and Dawn Flaherty (Department of Anthropology, Appalachian State University)

  • Sarah Carmichael and Anthony Love (Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Appalachian State University)

  • Robyn D’Avignon (Department of History, New York University)

  • Collin Jewell (Department of History, Appalachian State University)

Funding & Support
  • National Science Foundation (BCS#1842204)

  • Council of American Overseas Research Centers (West African Research Center)

  • Appalachian State University (Research Council and College of Arts & Sciences)

  • Skidmore College

  • Institute for Field Research