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      From the Field: International Archaeologists in Conversation in Evanston


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      April 24, 2019

      Wednesday   6:00 PM

      40 Arts Circle Drive Northwestern University Campus
      Evanston, Illinois 60201

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      From the Field: International Archaeologists in Conversation

      The Block Museum presents a special opportunity to hear from six international archeologists whose excavations in Mali, Morocco, and Nigeria were fundamental to the shaping of the exhibition, Caravans of Gold. Exhibition curator Kathleen Bickford Berzock will moderate a conversation that will include insights into the excavation process, the “archaeological imagination”, and the protection of cultural patrimony. Participants include: Abidemi Babatunde Babalola (UK), Mamadou Cissé (Mali), Mamadi Dembélé (Mali), Abdallah Fili (Morocco), Ronald A. Messier (US), and Sam Nixon (UK)—joining us from institutions ranging from the Direction nationale du patrimoine culturel of Mali, to the British Museum. Abidemi Babatunde Babalola is the Smuts Fellow at the Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge, UK.  Mamadou Cissé is the chief of the Cultural Mission of Kangaba, a branch of the Direction nationale du patrimoine culturel of Mali.  Mamadi Dembél��is director of archaeological research and head of the Department of History and Archaeology of the Institut des sciences humaines, Bamako, Mali  Abdallah Fili is professor of history and Islamic archaeology at the Université Chouaib Doukali d’El-Jadida, Morocco, and co-director of archaeological research at Igiliz (2004–present) and Aghmat (2005–present). Ronald A. Messier is co-director of the Moroccan-American Archaeological Project in Aghmat, Morocco, and professor emeritus in the Department of History at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro. Sam Nixon is curator of Africa in the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the British Museum. Presented by the Block Museum in partnership with the Department of Anthropology and Program of African Studies.

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