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In the ONLAAH podcast, Online Learning on African Archaeology and Heritage, we will have conversations around archaeology, heritage, culture and everything in between that makes us humans. Join us and enjoy the conversations around Africa and its outstanding legacy to Humankind.

The ONLAAH Podcast on African Archaeology And Heritag‪e‬ Sofia Fonseca

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In the ONLAAH podcast, Online Learning on African Archaeology and Heritage, we will have conversations around archaeology, heritage, culture and everything in between that makes us humans. Join us and enjoy the conversations around Africa and its outstanding legacy to Humankind.

    Interview with Johanna Sigl

    Interview with Johanna Sigl

    Johanna Sigl is a German Egyptologist, specialized in archaeozoology. She works at the German Archaeologic Institute, at the Commission for Archaeology of none-European Cultures, in Bonn, Germany.
    Johanna is coordinating the "Entangled Africa" programme from the same Institute and before that she was the Field Director of the Archaeological works at Elephantine Island, in Egypt, starting the project "Realities of Life", focusing on bringing light to the livelihoods of the elephantine population during Ancient Egypt.
    Johanna research interests focus on culinary history but also on technical aspects of textile production, due to the scope of her research for her Master thesis on looms of the 1st millennium CE in Egypt.
    In this episode, we talk about her journey into Egyptology and Archaeozoology. We will know about her work in Elephantine and her interest to know about people and their livelihoods. She will explain the "Entangled Africa" programme and why she believes this is the perfect moment to create ou MOOC on African Archaeology and Heritage.
    Join us and enjoy the interview!
    To know more on Johanna's work and research please visit her pages:
    https://www.dainst.org/mitarbeiter-detailansicht/-/person-display/johanna.sigl
    https://independent.academia.edu/JoSigl
    And for the Entangled Africa Programme:
    https://www.dainst.blog/entangled-africa/en/project-12-coordinator-project/

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    • 24 min
    Interview with João Cascalheira

    Interview with João Cascalheira

    João is a Portuguese archaeologist from the ICArEHB research centre at Algarve University, in Portugal, where he is leading the Group of Human Evolution and African Archaeology. He specialized in prehistory and lithic technology and his work has been developed in Western Europe and South Africa, on prehistoric hunter-gatherer adaptation-related with processes of climate and environmental change.  João is also interested in quantitative applications in archaeological and has himself create two new apps to use on the field, especially design to remote regions, called "Archeo Survey" and "Lithics On The Go". 

    In this episode, we talk about his journey into archaeology and how he almost ended up studying music. We will know about his work in Mozambique and Sudan and his collaborations with researchers in South Africa and other regions. He will explain why and how he created his apps for field survey and why he believes the MOOC on African Archaeology and Heritage is a project he felt connected and engaged since the beginning. 


    Join us and enjoy the interview!


    To know more on João's work and research please visit his personal:


    www.joaocascalheira.com 


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    • 20 min
    Interview with Décio Muianga

    Interview with Décio Muianga

    Décio is a Mozambican archaeologist with a master degree in prehistory and rock art and an Assistant Professor at the University Eduardo Mondlane (Maputo, Mozambique). Décio has developed projects in Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe both in archaeology and heritage management. He is also one of our teachers in the MOOC on African Archaeology and Heritage.

    In this episode, we talk about his journey and how a movie from Indiana Jones has inspired him since he was a little boy to become an archaeologist. We will know about his work in Southern Mozambique in the project Contacts of Hunter-gatherers and early farming communities in today Southern Mozambique and his wishes to the future.


    Join us and enjoy Décio's interview!


    To know more on Décio's work and research please visit his personal page at Uppsala University:


     https://www.arkeologi.uu.se/staff/Presentations/nuianga-decio-en/


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    • 23 min
    Interview with Alexa Höhn

    Interview with Alexa Höhn

    Alexa is an Archaeobotanist from the Goethe University in Frankfurt, specialised in the study of charcoal from archaeological sites using it to understand the ancient African landscapes. Alexa is also one of our teachers at the online course on African Archaeology and Heritage.

    In this episode we talk about her journey from botanist to archaeobotanist, her work in Africa, her actual project, Cultivated Landscapes and her wishes to the future.

    Join us and enjoy Alexa's interview! 

    To know more on Alexa's work and research please visit her personal page at Goethe University:

    http://araf.studiumdigitale.uni-frankfurt.de/index.php/en/staffmembers/alexa-hoehn

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    • 22 min
    Interview with Tilman Lenssen-Erz

    Interview with Tilman Lenssen-Erz

    Tilman Lenssen-Erz, is an archaeologist specialised in African Archaeology and African Rock Art, from the African research Unit, Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology, of the University of Cologne, and a member of the Heinrich Barth Institute from the same University.

    Tilman is one of our teachers at the online course on African Archaeology and Heritage.

    In this episode, we are talking about his journey into Archaeology and African Archaeology, the Daureb Rock Art project and the Daureb guides; the Indigenous Knowledge project with the San trackers of Namibia and so much more on African Heritage.

    Join us and enjoy Tilman's stories and knowledge.

    To know more on Tilman's work and research please visit his personal page at Cologne University

    Join the ONLAAH newsletter at www.onlaah.com and our blog at  https://www.dainst.blog/elearning-africa/


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    • 31 min
    Interview with Jörg Linstädter.

    Interview with Jörg Linstädter.

    Jörg Linstädter is the Scientific Director of the Commission for Archaeology of Non-European Cultures at the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and one of the Scientific Directors of the ONLAAH project. 

    In this episode, we talk about his journey as an archaeologist, his interest in African Archaeology,  his engagement on the ONLAAH project and his research projects. 

    To know more about Jörg work and research visit his  DAI personal page! 

    Join the ONLAAH newsletter at www.onlaah.com and our blog at  https://www.dainst.blog/elearning-africa/


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