Archaeology and Heritage Reasearch






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Ceramics, Architectural archaeology, Archaeological theories



Prof. F.A.

Paleolithic, Human evolution, Paleoecology, Landscape Archaeology, Primatology, Forensic Anthropology, Heritage Management



Dr. P. M. Bushozi

East African coastal Archaeology, Settlement archaeology, African Later Stone Age and Iron Working archaeology, Transition from hunting-gathering to food production



Dr. E. T. Kessy

Zoo-archaeology/faunal analysis in archaeology, Material culture



Dr. T. J. Biginagwa

Archaeometallurgy, Archaeological material science, Conservation


Dr. E. C. Lyaya


Paleontology (human evolution and dinosaur research), Taphonomy, Forensic anthropology



Dr. C. Saanane

Modern human origin and adaptation, Zoo-archaeology, Forensic Archaeology, Mortuary archaeology, Heritage management, African liberation archaeology



Dr. F. Masele

East African coastal archaeology, Cultural heritage management, Underwater archaeology



Dr. E. Mjema

Paleolithic archaeology, Rock art, Human origins and evolution, Museology



Dr. F. Masao

Martine archaeology, Landscape archaeology, Contact archaeology, Built heritage/environmental archaeology



Dr. E. Ichumbaki

Tourism, Heritage management, Pro-conservation behavior, Heritage development and marketing, Stakeholder engagement, Community-based tourism



Dr. N. Lwoga

Ethnobotany, Palaeobotany, Palaeoecology, Palaeolithic, Biological Anthropology, Human Origins


Mr. P.


Lithic technology, Agropastoralism archaeology, Environmental archaeology, Heritage conservation and Public archaeology



Mr. S. Musa

Cultural heritage management, museum studies, public archaeology



Mr. R. Bigambo

Paleoethnobotany, Paleolithic, Human ecology, Residues, Human Osteology, Archaeology of hunter gatherers, Taphonomic research, Phytolith



Ms. M.


Coastal archaeology, Prehistory, Museum studies, Ceramics, Conservation



Dr. Kwekason,

Ancient architectural technologies, Iron Age archaeology, Conservation and management of archaeological materials



Mrs. P.




Research Projects

Forthcoming Projects

  • “Dinosaur and hominin research”, with Berlin Nature Museum and Zenckenberg Museum affiliated with Johanne Wolfgang University


Current Projects

  • Searching for Metropolis of Rhapta:Cooperating with Thanda Tanzania Ltd to research on Rufiji and Mafia on possible location of the Metropolis of Rhapta.
  • Devising conservation strategies and sustainable use of colonial heritage assets in Tanzania: the case of German colonial buildings in Bagamoyo, Rufiji and Kilwa districts. A one-year project funded by Gerda Henkel Foundation.
  • The impacts of Ngoni migration to southern Tanzania: a multidisciplinary study. A one-year project funded jointly by the University of Dar es Salaam and National Geographic Society.
  • UrithiWetu Project, kindly visit his webpage at
  • Sustainable Preservation and Community Development in Kaole.
  • Realizing Economics and Preservation of Heritage through Community-based Tourism.
  • Archaeological Metallurgy in Zambia.
  • Conservation of Metallurgical Sites in Sumbawanga, SW Tanzania.
  • Total Pipeline Project.
  • Archaeological Metallurgy of Tanzania.
  • Investigating the Archaeology of Colonial encounter on The Tanzania coast from 16th to 19th century AD.
  • Palaeoanthropological Research in Olduvai Gorge, Northern Tanzania, titled: Stone tools, Diet, and Sociality at the Dawn of Humanity



Past/Completed Projects

  • African Archaeology Network which dealt with past urbanization and human responses to environmental change being of 13 African countries.
  • Archaeological investigation of the consequences of the 19th c. caravan trade on human environment and subsistence strategies in southern Tanzania. A three-year project funded by Volkswagen Foundation.
  • International (German) Market for African Community-based Tourism, conducted in Germany, supported by theWorld Academy of Science (TWAS)-DFG Cooperation Visit Award at ZENAT Centre of Sustainable Tourism, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, in 2018.
  • A Postdoctoral Research Project entitled “Local community and heritage tourismification in Tanzania”supported by the University of Johannesburg, in 2018.
  • Co-Principal Investigator in the investigation of the development of cultural heritage tourism in Dar es Salaam City Centre, Funded by World Bank Project and University of Dar es Salaam, 2013.
  • Archaeological Investigation of Early Swahili Burial Practices at Pangani Bay on the Northern Tanzania Coast (Postdoctoral Project- African Humanities Program (AHP), 2016- 2017
  • Archaeological investigations on the transition from Later Stone Age to the Iron Age in the Singida region-central Tanzania, 2009-2010;
  • Survey, Documentation, Recording and Management strategies for rock art of Singida East, 2013 to 2017.
  • Research on the evolution of modern humans in Iringa Region, southern Tanzania, 2011-2013
  • Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment (CHIA) in relation to climate change and biodiversity in Rungwe district, Mbeya region, 2010-11
  • Archeological survey and documentation of Rock Arts of Iringa region, southern Tanzania, 2011-2016