The Team

The Project Team:

Professor Timothy Insoll is an archaeologist and Al-Qasimi Professor of African and Islamic archaeology at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. His research interests are in later African archaeology (Iron Age) and Global Islamic archaeology.

Dr Nadia Khalaf is a landscape archaeologist specialising in Iron Age Africa and the application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and satellite remote sensing in landscape research.

Nick Tait is the project PhD student undertaking analysis of the ceramics from the excavations and examining the utility of surface collected pottery assemblages as indicators of chronology on Islamic sites in eastern Ethiopia for his thesis research.

Dr Veerle Linseele is an archaeozoologist. She is interested in diverse aspects of human-animal interactions, focusing mainly on Holocene Africa.

Dr Alemseged Beldados is an archaeobotanist with interests in early food production along the Nile Valley and in the Horn of Africa. He is Assistant Professor of Archaeobotany and Environmental Archaeology at Addis Ababa University and Academic Vice-President of Jinka University in South Ethiopia.