Sirio Canos Donnay
  • s.canos@ucl.ac.uk
  • Direct: +44 (0)20 7679 1534
  • Internal: 21534
  • Room 114
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Sirio Canós Donnay

Research Interests

  • African archaeology
  • States and empires
  • Historical landscapes
  • Oral traditions

Professional History

  • 2012-2015: Director, Upper Casamance Archaeological Project (Kolda region, Senegal)
  • 2009-2010: Project team member, excavations at Sorotomo, Mali (UCL)
  • 2009: Souskiou-Laona project, Cyprus (The Cyprus Institute)
  • 2008: Highlands Research Project, Melikane cave, Lesotho (Cambridge University)
  • 2007: Environmental Archaeology Unit, University Museum, Oxford
  • 2007: Zincirli Expedition, Turkey (University of Chicago)

Educational Background

  • 2015: PhD Archaeology (UCL). Thesis title: Territories, fortresses, and shifting towns: archaeological landscapes of the Upper Casamance (Senegal), 7th-19th C.
  • 2010: MA African Archaeology (UCL). Dissertation: Mythical geographies and archaeological landscapes: the case of the Sunjata epic
  • 2009: BA Archaeology & Anthropology (St Hilda´s College, University of Oxford). Dissertation: The materialisation of ideology in the Empires of Ghana/Wagadu and Mali

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