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Living Room Lecture: Ironworking in Togo, Africa

Archaeological Research in the Bassar Region

A brief review of Bassar research from 1981-2013 will be discussed, focusing on regional survey, developing ceramic chronology, and major discoveries; Early Iron Age discoveries (400 BC-150 AD), including 68-acre smithing center including burials with iron grave goods and smelting site with 4th c. BC furnace remains. This presentation will focus on the ethnoarchaeology of the spatial organization of three abandoned smithing sites and the excavation of five smelting and smithing village sites ranging from the 13th -20th centuries. Discoveries include ceramic tobacco pipe fragments, spindle whorls, smelting slag and furnace remains, faunal remains, charcoal studies, radiocarbon dates, a burial and abundant ceramics. This event will be held on Zoom and is limited to 100 attendees.

Neighborhood: North Inland

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760-291-0370
sjsandoval@sandiegoarchaeology.org

Date & Time

Jan 27, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Cost: Pay what you wish

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