Research, Special Projects


2003: Director of a Regional Inventory of Heritage Resources in the Greater Asmara area, Eritrea  

2001--2002: Director of a Project to establish an On-Site Museum on Sembel Site, Asmara . Stage Three in a Heritage Management Plan for Greater Asmara .

2002: Director of a Regional Inventory of Heritage Resources in the Greater Asmara area, Eritrea .  

2001: Lead Instructor and Director of Advanced Archaeological Field School , University of Asmara : the Mai Chiot Site.   • Director of Archaeological Excavations and the 4 th Year Field School , University of Asmara , Eritrea

1999: Director of the USAID Project (Completion Date): Enhancing Human Rights in Uganda . •  Director of Archaeological Survey in the Greater Asmara region; documentation of sites threatened by urban encroachment. Stage Two in formulating a Heritage Management Plan for Greater Asmara. •  Director of Archaeological Excavations and the 3 rd Year Field School , University of Asmara , Eritrea . Stage One in a Heritage Management Plan for Greater Asmara .

1997: Co-Leader of University of Florida delegation to the Dedication of the Human Rights and Peace Centre at Makerere University , Uganda . •  Co-Director of the Remote Sensing Project with US Forest Service in southern and eastern Eritrea in collaboration with the National Museum of Eritrea.

1996: Lead Designer for Curriculum and Degree Program in Archaeology at the University of Asmara ; Reconnaissance of heritage sites in vicinity of Qohaito, Southern highlands of Eritrea . September and October.

1996: Archaeological Reconnaissance of Dahlak Kebir Island , Red Sea , for the National Museum of Eritrea . May.

1995: Director of a pilot study in Ancient Land Use: the Crater Lake Region of Fort Portal , Uganda . May and June. • Academic Visitor to Eritrea to assess the Cultural Heritage Resources of central Eritrea . May, 1995.

1994: Co-organizer of the International Workshop on The History of Landscape Change in Africa Held at Kibale Forest , western Uganda , May 22-29, 1994. •  Director of the USAID Project (Launch Date): Enhancing Human Rights in Uganda . [Started in 1990 with seed money from a USIA grant].

1991-94: Director of the Project to launch the new Journal: East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights at Makerere University , Uganda .

1990: Director of archaeological survey in Northwestern Cameroon , in collaboration with the Institute of Human Sciences , Yaounde , Cameroon , June-July.

1987: Director of Archaeological Research and University of Dar es Salaam Archaeological Field School in southern coastal (coast region) Tanzania , April-June.

1986: Chief archaeologist for the Omar Bongo University expedition to investigate Early Iron Age industry in Moanda , Gabon , June. Implementation of Heritage Management Plan.

1986: Director of the University of Dar es Salaam Archaeological Field School : The prehistory of the Western Usambara Mountains , April-June.

1985: Chief Archaeologist for the Omar Bongo University expedition to investigate the Early Iron Age of Haut Ogooue Province , Gabon , September. Heritage resource assessement.

1984: Director of Excavations at the NG5 site, an early Iron Age site in Kigera Region , Tanzania , June and July. Heritage Management of Iron Age Sites.

1984-87: Producer of a 58 minute, 16rnm color documentary film The Tree of Iron, filmed in northwestern Tanzania for national PBS TV; NEH funded project.

1984: Consulting specialist in the Iron Age archaeology of Ngounie Province , Gabon , July - August. • Consulting specialist in the Iron Age archaeology of Haut Ogooue Province , Gabon , January-February. Heritage Management of archaeological resources.

1983-84: Negotiator of an academic (research and teaching) relationship between Brown University and Omar Bongo University , Gabon .

1983: Director of archaeological research and geological survey in northwestern Tanzania ; NEH and SSRC funded research.

1981-82: Producer, Co-director of a 25 minute, 16mm color documentary film, Beating the Bellows: An Archaeological Experiment in African Iron Technology.  

1980: Director, ethnographic study of ritual and technology among the Barongo iron smelters; and, archeological excavations and site survey in Kagera Region, Tanzania ; NSF funded research. Heritage Management of the Ngono River Basin .

1979: Director, ethnographic and ethnotechnological study of Barongo iron smelting, Western Tanzania ; NSF funded research.

1978: Director, archaeological excavations and ethnohistoric research in western Tanzania ; NSF funded research.

1976-77: Director, ethnographic and ethnotechnological study of iron smelting among the Haya; archaeological excavations and survey in northwestern Tanzania ; NSF funded research.

1969-70: Director, ethnohistoric and archaeological investigations in northwestern Tanzania ; NSF funded research.