Diouboye (Central Faleme Project)

Senegal

Project Zooarchaeologist, 2010-present

This research project is based at the early 2nd millennium CE village Diouboye, located along the Faleme River in eastern Senegal. Excavations at the site have yielded an exceptionally large faunal assemblage, the analysis of which will be a multi-year project leading to a significant contribution to our understanding of Iron Age subsistence in this region. In 2011, identifications from a preliminary subsample of the collection were checked using comparative collections at the NMNH (Smithsonian Institution).

This project is in collaboration with Project Director Dr. Cameron Gokee (University of Michigan).