African Archaeology and Archaeobotany,
Goethe University Frankfurt

The cultural development in Africa and its interdependency with climate and vegetation change is the major focus of our interdisciplinary team since 1990. For West Africa, we have established basic chronological sequences of Holocene settlement history, vegetation and climate change, and the development of plant use under increasing human impact. Research areas include the West African savanna and the Central African rainforest, extending from Mali over Nigeria to DR Congo.

Current projects:

Nok culture in Central Nigeria

Iron Age subsistence and environment in DR Congo