BOOK DONATIONS

Informal discussions with African archaeological colleagues have revealed that many departments possess large numbers of out-dated and crumbling archaeology textbooks which represent the only teaching resource material available to undergraduate and graduate students.  In response to this situation, we have solicited donations of new and lightly used textbooks from SFU Archaeology Department faculty, staff, and students.  Most donated books have been sent to universities with which we have a relationship, either through research collaborations or student training.  Although the numbers sent are not high (a limiting factor is the high cost of shipping books from Vancouver to African destinations, which we cover through personal donations) they provide African archaeology students  with access to high quality reading materials that many of us in Canada take for granted.

Since 2000, Archaeology Department members have donated 534 books to African archaeological institutions and university-based archaeology departments. 

2016
Department of Archaeology, Adigrat University, Ethiopia 10 books
2016
Department of Archaeology, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria 36 books
2015
Department of Archaeology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia  32 books
2015
Department of Archaeology, Adigrat University, Ethiopia 22 books
2014
Department of Archaeology, Adigrat University, Ethiopia 20 books
2014
Department of Archaeology, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana 40 books
2012
Department of Archaeology, Dilla University, Ethiopia
30 books
2011
Department of Archaeology, Aksum University, Ethiopia
58 books
2008
Archaeology Unit, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
59 books
2006
Society of Africanist Archaeologists, 18th Biennial Meeting
(for distribution to several African universities)
64 books
2005
Archaeology Unit, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
61 books
2004
Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Ethiopia
49 books
2000
Archaeology Unit, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
53 books