Yanis Mokri – PhD student
Yanis Mokri is a PhD student in archaeology pursuing research in the Tana Delta (Kenya).
Originally from Paris (France) he is registered at Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne University and
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 upon the
deltas of the East-African coast involving students from the NMK. 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 study tries to enhance our understanding of the relationship between humans and
environment, interrogating how the past inhabitants contributed to transform 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.