Emeritus Professor Graham Connah AM FAHA
Australian National University
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Archaeological field research, including excavation, in tropical Africa and Australia. Archaeological author and editor, particularly of synthetic publications.
Graham Connah is an Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of New England, Armidale, and is a Visiting Fellow in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University, Canberra. He has excavated and conducted archaeological fieldwork in Britain, Nigeria, Egypt, Uganda, and Australia. His best known books are The Archaeology of Benin
(1975), Three Thousand Years in Africa
(1981), African Civilizations
(2nd ed., 2001), The Archaeology of Australia’s History
(2nd ed., 1993), Kibiro
(1996), Forgotten Africa
(2004), also published in German (2006), French (2008) and Italian (2009), The Same Under a Different Sky?
(2007), and Writing About Archaeology
(2010). He was the founding editor of the journal Australasian Historical Archaeology
(1983–88), and is a past President of the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (1993–97). His main interest remains the archaeology of tropical Africa, particularly the last 4000 years.