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  • Dr Nikolas Gestrich
  • Honorary Research Associate
  • n.gestrich@ucl.ac.uk
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Nikolas Gestrich

Nikolas Gestrich recently completed his PhD at the Institute of Archaeology with a thesis entitled “The Archaeology of Social Organisation at Tongo Maaré Diabal”. He is currently working with Kevin MacDonald at the IoA on a combined monograph on the 1993-1996 and 2010 excavations at Tongo Maaré Diabal (Mali).

Research Interests

  • Complex societies in pre-colonial West Africa
  • Urbanism and peripheries in West Africa
  • Craft specialisation
  • Ceramic analysis
  • Earthen architecture
  • Use of space in complex societies

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