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Michigan Archaeological Society Meeting

Thursday, February 21, 2013
12:00 AM
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 434 South State, Ann Arbor

"Blood & Stone": Fortifications in the Save Hills, Benin West Africa. The Archaeology of defensive architecture in west Africa. 

The Save Hills were hit hard by raiders during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade (1600-1850), prompting its inhabitants to move to hilltop settlements and build an expansive network of ditches, walls, and ramparts.

Andrew Gurstelle, U-M PhD student in Anthropology