Michigan Archaeological Society Meeting


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  • Speaker: Andrew Gurstelle, U-M PhD student in Anthropology
  • Host Department: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
  • Date: 02/21/2013
  • Time: 7:30 PM

  • Location: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 434 South State, Ann Arbor

  • Description:

    "Blood & Stone": Fortifications in the Save Hills, Benin West Africa. The Archaeology of defensive architecture in west Africa. 

    The Save Hills were hit hard by raiders during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade (1600-1850), prompting its inhabitants to move to hilltop settlements and build an expansive network of ditches, walls, and ramparts.