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Archaeology: Africa’s heritage is humanity’s – and it’s been overlooked for too long

As an archaeologist, I am hoping my new project will connect the continent’s people to the hidden history of their land

The Laas Geel rock art site, outside Hargeisa, Somaliland.
The Laas Geel rock art site, outside Hargeisa, Somaliland. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

My teacher and classmates were lovely, yet I still had this feeling of “What am I, a Somali refugee, doing here?” Furthermore, I had never even seen an archaeologist before, or held an archaeological object. But I had read a sentence in a book (Africa: history of a continent, by Basil Davidson) which said that to write African history we need to do archaeological research.          Continue reading

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