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SAfA 2014, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
SAfA 2012, June 20-23, 2012, University of Toronto, Canada
"Exploring Diversity, Discovering Connections"
West African Archaeological Association 13th Colloquium, 27-30 November, 2012
University of Cocody-Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Association of South African Professional Archaeologists, 3-7 July, 2013
University of Botswana
For information, contact ASAPA2013@mopipi.ub.bw
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SAFA Book Prize 2012
Anne Mayor 2011 Traditions céramiques dans la boucle du Niger. Ethnoarchéologie et histoire du peuplement au temps des empires précoloniaux. Africa Magna Verlag.
SAfA Student Paper Prizes 2012
Congratulations to these winning papers, which will be submitted for publication in Antiquity's online Gallery
Patrick Roberts, University of Oxford
"Stable carbon isotope measurements from Soil Organic Matter (SOM) as
proxy records of palaeotemperature in Lesotho".
Justin Bradfield, University of Johannesburg
"A macrofracture analysis of bone tipped hunting weapons".
Steven T. Goldstein, Washington University, St. Louis
“Only the mountains do not move”: Lithic reduction, mobility, and raw
material access among early pastoralists in SW Kenya.
Abidemi Babatunde Babalola, Rice University
"New perspectives on the archaeology of Ile-Ife, Southwest Nigeria".