Yanis Mokri – PhD student

Yanis Mokri is a PhD student in archaeology conducting research in the Tana Delta (Kenya). Originally from Paris (France), he studies at Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne University and is affiliated with the Department of Archaeology at the National Museums of Kenya (NMK). His work is part of the international and multidisciplinary research program WIODER on the
deltas of the East African coast. The PhD research has the ambition to enrich the archaeological map of the Tana Delta and to put forward the links between this area and the Swahili cities on the coast during the last two millennia. Moreover this research tries to enhance our understanding of the relationship between humans and environment, interrogating how the past inhabitants contributed to transforming the delta’s landscape. In order to manage the latter he is in partnership with Peter Ng’ang’a, a Kenyan PhD student from the NMK working on the palynology/sedimentology aspects.

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