“East and South Africa from an archaeological perspective”, 25th October 2016 at IFRA
The east and the south of the African continent share a long history of research in archaeology, paleoanthropology and paleontology. Numerous researchers have surveyed and excavated these two regions, in such a way that they form today the “core” of the African Prehistory. Not that this should or could be resumed to these two areas of research, but the nature of the discoveries have allowed the elaboration of robust models regarding the contexts, forms and chronologies of the appearance of new human species and new behaviors within various environments. The confrontation of data and researchers from both east and South Africa represents therefore a necessity. The issues are to recognize and to test the postulates of study, to compare the technologies, environments and subsistence strategies, and to anticipate the new questions and future areas of research. This first bilateral seminar, conjointly organized by the French institutes of Nairobi and Johannesburg, aims to build a link between the different researches carried in East and South Africa and to initiate a crossed reflection between culturalists, anthropologists and paleo-environmentalists. The event will focus on Modern human’s technologies and environments from eastern and southern Africa.
The organisers of this event are Jean-Philip Brugal (CNRS, IFRA Nairobi) & Guillaume Porraz (CNRS, IFAS Johannesburg)
This event will take place on the 25th, October, 2016, from 9h am at IFRA (French Institute of Research in Africa), Laikipia road, Kileleshwa, Nairobi
The program is available here: Seminar Nairobi 25th Oct_16_Ifra_Ifas