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HEEAL: Historical Ecologies of East African Landscapes

In press

  • Hellermann, P. v. Reading Farm and Forest: Colonial forest knowledge and policy in Southern Nigeria.  In R. Roque and K. Wagner (eds.), Engaging colonial knowledge: Imperial Archives in World History. London: Palgrave.

  • Hellermann, P.v. Was Benin a Forest Kingdom? Reconstructing landscapes in Southern Nigeria. In P. Alsworth-Jones (ed.), West African Archaeology, New Developments, New Perspectives, Archaeopress.

  • Coleman, S. and Hellermann, P. v. (eds.) The Problems and Possibilities of Multi-sited Ethnography. London: Routledge.

  • Lane, P.J. An outline of the later Holocene archaeology and precolonial history of the Ewaso Basin, Kenya. In N. Georgiadis, J. Moss, A. King, and D. Malleret-King (eds), Conserving Wildlife in African Landscapes: Kenya’s Ewaso Ecosystem, Washington: Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology.

  • Lane, P.J. Trajectories to pastoralism in northern and central Kenya: an overview of the archaeological and environmental evidence. In M. Bollig and Hans-Peter Wotzka, eds., Pastoralism in Africa: Past, Present and Future. Oxford: Berghahn.

  • Lane P.J. Archaeologies of East African pastoralist landscapes: places and paths of memory. In V. Broch-Due (ed.) Path versus Place: reconfiguring Nomads to Fit the State. Uppsala.

  • Lane, P.J. Slavery and Slave Trading in Eastern Africa: Exploring the Intersections of Historical Sources and Archaeological Evidence. In P.J. Lane and K.C. MacDonald (eds) Comparative Dimensions of Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory. London: Oxford UniversityPress/British Academy.

  • Stump, D. Intensification in context: archaeological approaches to precolonial field systems in eastern and southern Africa, African Studies (Special edition edited by  P. Delius and A. Schoeman).


  • Hellermann, P.v. 2010. The chief, the youth and the plantation: communal politics in Southern Nigeria. Journal of Modern African Studies, 48:2.

  • Lane, P.J. and Prendergast, M. E. 2010. Middle Holocene fishing strategies in East Africa: zooarchaeological analysis of Pundo, a Kansyore shell midden in Northern Nyanza (Kenya). International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 20: 88-112.

  • Stump, D. 2010. Ancient and Backward or Long-Lived and Sustainable: The Role of the Past in Debates Concerning Rural Livelihoods and Resource Conservation in Eastern Africa. World Development  38.


  • Biginagwa, T.J. 2009. Excavation of 19th-century caravan trade halts in north-eastern Tanzania: A preliminary report. Nyame Akuma 72: 52-60.

  • Hellermann, P. v. and Usuanlele, U. 2009. ‘The owner of the land’: the Benin Obas and colonial forest reservation in the Benin Division, Southern Nigeria. Journal of African History 50, 2: 223-46.

  • Lane, P.J. and Johnson, D. 2009. The archaeology and history of slavery in South Sudan in the nineteenth century. In Andrew C.S. Peacock (ed.) Frontiers of the Ottoman World, London: Proceedings of the British Academy 156: 502-37.

  • Stump, D. and M. Tagseth , 2009. The history of precolonial and early colonial agriculture on Kilimanjaro: a review, in T. Clack, (ed.), Culture, History and Identity: Human-Environmental Relations in the Mount Kilimanjaro Area, Tanzania. Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology. Oxford: Archaeopress, 107-124.


  • Lane, P.J. 2008. The use of ethnography in landscape archaeology. In B. David and J. Thomas (eds) The Handbook of Landscape Archaeology. Left Coast Press: Walnut Creek, CA (WAC Research Handbook Series), pp. 237-44.

  • Lane, P.J. 2008. The social production of cloth and clothing among the Dogon of Mali. Anthropos 103: 77-98.

  • Stump, D. 2008. Hamo Sassoon’s personal archive. Comments on material recently gifted to the BIEA. African Archaeological Review 25: 169-174.

  • Stump, D. (n.d.) ‘Introduction to Engaruka’, Aluka African Digital Library,


  • Hellermann, P. v. 2007. Things fall apart? Management, Environment and Taungya Farming in Edo State, Southern Nigeria’, Africa 77, 3, 371 – 392.

  • Lane, P.J. 2007. Whither historical archaeology in Africa? The Review of Archaeology 28/2; 5-28.

  • Lane, P.J., Straight, B. and Hilton, C. 2007. Excavations at Nakeidi, Samburu District, Kenya: Preliminary Report on the 2006 Season. Nyame Akuma 66: 34-46.

  • Lane, P.J. 2007. New international frameworks for the protection of underwater cultural heritage in the Western Indian Ocean. Azania 41: 115-36.

Related projects

  • KITE York Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Dynamic
  • CELP York Centre for Ecology, Law and Policy
  • SEALINKS Bridging Continents Across the Sea: Multi-disciplinary perspectives on the prehistoric emergence of long-distance maritime contacts
  • PLATINA People Land and Time in Africa 

Key documents

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