RECRUITMENT IS NOW UNDERWAY FOR THE 2005 EXCAVATION OF MAROTHODI, SOUTH AFRICA, A MASSIVE STONE-WALLED TSWANA TOWN OF THE LATE AFRICAN IRON AGE.
Scheduled for June to August 2005, the second phase of fieldwork will target collapsed huts, middens stuffed with material culture, ritual court enclosures, rainmaking precincts, and iron/copper smelting furnaces.
The site is located in what is today known as North West Province in South Africa. The team will stay in log-built dormitory accommodation inside the Pilanesberg National Park, home to Africa's "Big Five". All meals are provided, and game drives and conservation initiatives are an essential part of the Marothodi experience.
The project is designed as an archaeological Field Training School, suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Anthropology, Archaeology and African Studies with any level of fieldwork expertise. More experienced Archaeologists are also welcomed, and may be invited to adopt supervisory/training roles on site.
For more infomation about the project, please contact Mark Anderson (contact information provided below), or visist the following e-mail address.
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