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We Face Forward – Ghanian archaeology

June 7, 2012

On 21 June at 6pm, Professor Tim Insoll, University of Manchester will be speaking at the Museum about the archaeology of ritual, shrines and sacrifice in Northern Ghana, as part of the We Face Forward season of events.

Below is an extract from an article in the University of Manchester free magazine – Unilife. Click here to read the full article.

‘In 2004, he turned to northern Ghana, and, working with colleagues from the University of Ghana, excavated intensively. Important finds there included hundreds of ancient clay figures, of human and animal form, between 800 and 1,400 years old. The work showed that a forgotten society once existed there. Human remains were also unearthed from hundreds of mysterious mounds. “The finds help to fill a significant gap in our scant knowledge of this period in West Africa,”’

We are delighted that Tim will be speaking, especially as we are looking forward to a major exhibition at The Manchester Museum of figurines, pulling together eight years of research findings, next year.

Book on 0161 275 2648, free, adults

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