research projects at the Department of Archaeology
“Dinosaur and hominin research”, with Berlin Nature Museum and Zenckenberg Museum affiliated with Johanne Wolfgang University
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.
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.
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