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Elizabeth Adeyemo holds a MSc. in Conservation Studies from the University College London (UCL) Qatar and a B. A in Archaeology from the University of Ibadan. Her MSc thesis investigated the materials and technological processes involved in the manufacture of the glazes of the Bahla and Manganese purple painted under-glazed wares found in Qatar. Her B. A. thesis studied the relationship between settlement pattern and architecture, exploring how subsistence economies influence the spatial distribution and architectural structures among the Agbowa-Ikosi community, Nigeria. Elizabeth has worked on archaeological and conservation projects in Nigeria, United States of America, Qatar, Turkey, and Italy. Before joining the PhD Anthropology cohort at Notre Dame, she worked at the iconic National Museum of Qatar. Elizabeth’s research interest revolves around African history and Archaeology, industrialization, trade and network, urbanization, ceramic material and technological analysis, conservation, craft specialization, socio-cultural identities and gender dynamics. Her current research explores socio-economic complexities in ancient sub-Saharan African communities, investigating the interactions between local ceramic industry and regional and pan-regional trade systems. Her work also examines gender dynamics in human development, exploring women’s participation in the emergence and evolution of pre-modern societies.

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