Position: Professor of Global Archaeology Address: Institute for Archaeology and Ancient History Uppsala Universitet Box 626 751 26 Uppsala Sweden Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: Uppsala University website Role in REAL Paul Lane is the project coordinator and supervises the work of Nik Petek and Anna Shoemaker.
How can archaeology contribute to an ecologically sustainable future? In a paper published in the open access journal PLOS ONE titled Anthropological contributions to historical ecology: 50 questions, infinite prospects REAL project members Anna Shoemaker, Nik Petek and Paul Lane explore this issue. The paper presents the result of crowd-sourcing hundreds of key questions for historical ecology from researchers […]
New Article by Nik Petek and Paul Lane REAL researchers Nik Petek and Paul Lane have recently published an article on the ethnogenesis of the Ilchamus and the food production capacity of the irrigation system in Baringo. Have a look: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/2Xs9p5pQFKSrMS5Y3tEu/full
REAL had a stream of three panels on the temporal, spatial and social dynamics of human-landscape interactions in East Africa at the African Studies Association of the UK 2016 conference at University of Cambridge in September 2016. The panels were themed ‘past’, ‘present’ and ‘future’, providing different temporal frames for the REAL ESRs to present […]
Warwick July 2016 On 7 July 2016 the REAL ITN management and advisory board met at the University of Warwick.
PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE On 7-8 July 2016 The REAL team gathered at the University of Warwick to discuss the past, present and future of food security in Eastern Africa. The training workshop was held at the Global History & Culture Centre. The meeting started on Thursday 7 July with sessions on budget planning and research […]
Several members of the REAL team are involved in organizing the 4th International Landscape Archaeology Conference, which will be held at Uppsala University on 23 – 25 August 2016. It is hosted by the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. Registration is open until 1 August 2016. REAL coordinator and researcher Paul Lane as well […]
The Field Diary is a digital open-access newsletter that highlights and promotes the human perspective of conducting fieldwork anywhere in the world by all groups working for companies, government, development/conservation/missionary NGOs, security, graduate students, and academia. The first issue of the Field Diary brought together a collection of fieldwork-themed stories from many parts of the world including, Kenya, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, and New […]
On 30th March 216, the REAL ITN, in collaboration with the African Conservation Centre, held a workshop on the theme of “Ecosystem Dynamics, Conservation Practices and Land Use in East Africa” at the British Institute in Eastern Africa in Nairobi. The idea and aim of the workshop was to look at aspects of land use, […]
March 31st is one of my most favourite field visits. It was most honourable to have almost the entire REAL group visit one of my field sites – Mount Suswa, after a conservation training in Nairobi. Not only was visiting Suswa a break from the city, it was an opportunity to visit a conservancy, one conservation […]
The first issue of the Field Diary brought together a collection of fieldwork-themed stories from many parts of the world including, Kenya, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, and New Zealand. It is available here: http://www.real-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Field-Diary-issue-1.pdf The Field Diary is a digital open-access newsletter that highlights and promotes the human perspective of conducting fieldwork anywhere in the world by all groups working for companies, government, development/conservation/missionary […]
Ongoing studies by REAL project members aim to unravel the history of ecosystem change and human-environment interactions in the Amboseli region of Kenya, just north of Mount Kilimanjaro at the Kenya-Tanzania border. A new article in the Global Land Project Newsletter explores some of the preliminary insights that can be found at: Courtney Mustaphi, C […]
Paul Lane and Nik Petek attended the workshop ‘African Heritage Challenges: Development and Sustainability.’ It was hosted at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) in Cambridge from the 15th to the 16th of May. Paul Lane, who was invited as a plenary speaker, talked on the topic of ‘African […]