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Want to know more about the Ile-Ife Glass BEADS? Read this…..

This article by Tunde Babalola et al is titled “Chemical analysis of glass beads from Igbo Olokun, Ile-Ife (SW Nigeria): New light on raw materials, production, and interregional interactions.” You can download it here   Abstract:   The site of Igbo Olokun on the northern periphery of Ile-Ife has been recognized as a glass-working workshop for over a century. Its glass-encrusted crucibles and beads

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(VIDEO) Past, Present, and Future of Nigerian Archaeology

Watch this interesting video of a Professor of African Archaeology, Caleb Caleb Adebayo Folorunso Ph.D. as he talks about the history of Nigerian Archaeology, the current trend and what the future holds. This was during the 2017 Globafrica Workshop titled ‘Reconnecting Africa : Achievements and perspectives.’ Scholars present at this event include Professor Steve Afolami (Vice Chancellor, Augustine University), Gérard

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In 2012, professor Akin Ogundiran an academic in the department of Africana studies, Anthropology and History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA. Who is also the director of upper Osun archaeological and historical project reported the influence of old Oyo empire on the establishment and development of Ede-ile. Old Oyo is believed to have been one of the

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This is an extract from a preliminary archaeological investigations carried out at Ile-Ife, southwest Nigeria by Abidemi Babatunde Babalola, Department of Anthropology, Rice University, Houston Texas. The survey focused on the campus of the Obafemi Awolowo University. The sites that were surveyed includes Igbo Olokun, Igbo Rudi and Iyekere. But Igbo Olokun and Igbo Rudi were excavated. Igbo Olokun is

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State Urged To Improve Security Around Archaeological Sites

Mr Ibrahim Salihu, Deputy Director, Niger State Museum, has called on the government to recruit a special team to guard archaeological sites against vandals. “Niger has a lot of archaeological and cultural sites that are being vandalised by unpatriotic persons. Government should recruit a special team to secure these precious valuables,” Salihu told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday

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