IHOPE Publication by Akinwumi Ogundiran in the Journal of Urban Archaeology
IHOPE Scientific Steering Committee Member Akinwumi Ogundiran has published the new article Classic Ilé-Ifẹ̀: A Consideration of Scale in the Archaeology of Early Yorùbá Urbanism, ad 1000–1400 in January of 2023 for the Journal of Urban Archaeology. Akinwumi Ogundiran’s new article in urban archaeology investigates evidence of community-building in the urban environments of Yorùbá, and how networks of participation evolved to include various nodes that contributed to the complexity of urban life. The focus on complexity and community-building is relevant when considering models for future sustainable urban organization and contemporary practices.
This new article is open access and we invite you to read it here.
Akinwumi Ogundiran is Professor of Africana Studies, Anthropology & History at the University of North Carolina. He has also authored the book The Yoruba: A New History which covers multiple dimensions of Yoruba history from 300 BC – 1840.
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The featured image is of a Yoruba sculpture from Ife depicting the head of a king. The image is from the Brooklyn Museum, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.