Dr. Alemseged Beldados

Assistant Professor of Archaeobotany, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia;  Academic Vice-President, Jinka University, South Ethiopia;  Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada;  E-mail: alemseged.beldados@aau.edu.et / abaleho@sfu.ca

General Research Interests

Archaeobotany

Early food production along the Nile Valley & the Horn of Africa

 

Publications

Alemseged Beldados, Randi Haaland and Anwar Abdel Majid, 2007. “New Perspectives on the Agordat material, Eritrea: A re-examination of the Archaeological Material in the National Museum, Khartoum”, Journal of African Archaeologists, Nyame Akuma, No. 68.

Alemseged Beldados, 2010.  “An Analysis of the Regional Dimensions of the Agordat Pottery based on Decoration Techniques and Patterns”, Journal of African Archaeologists, Nyame Akuma, No. 73.

Alemseged Beldados 2011. “Archaeology: the Profession and the Professionals

(Nature of the Profession Vs Ethical Issues and Responsibilities of the Professional)”. In Journal of Ethiopian Archaeologists and Paleontologists Association. No. 1.

Manzo Andrea, Coppa A. Alemseged Beldados and Zoppi V. 2011. “Italian Archaeological Expedition to the Sudan of the University of Naples, ‘L’ Orientale’, 2010 Field Season”,  on line Journal of the University of Naples,  L’Orientale, Italy.

Alemseged Beldados and Lorenzo Costantini 2011. “Sorghum Exploitation at Kassala and its Environs, Northeastern Sudan in the second and first millennium BC”, Journal of African Archaeologists, Nyame Akuma, No. 75.

Manzo Andrea, Alemseged Beldados, Marco Barbarino, Valentina Perna and Vincenzo Zoppi 2013. “Italian Archaeological Expedition to the Sudan of the University of Naples, ‘L’ Orientale’, 2013 Field Season”,  on line Journal of the University of Naples,  L’Orientale, Italy.

Alemseged Beldados, Catherine D’Andrea and Andrea Manzo 2015. Filling the Gap: New Archaeobotanical Evidence for 3rd-1st Millennium BCE Agricultural Economy in Sudan and Ethiopia, in Supplemento,  Journal of Atti Soc. Nat. Mat. Modena, 146: 143-145.

Alemseged Beldados and Tesfaye Wondifraw 2015. Classification and Analysis of pot sherds from Dunjame, East Gojjam, Ethiopia, Journal of African Archaeologists, Nyame Akuma, No. 83:93-99.

Book Chapters

Metasebia Bekele, Yonas Beyene, Alemseged Beldados, Yaricho Yaya, Alemu Nebebe, Habte Mengistu, Adisalem Melese, Muluneh Tefera and Wondimu Uto. 2014.

“Archaeological, ethno-botanical and historical Research at Nagassa, Gamo-Gofa Zone, Ethiopia”, in Recent Archaeological Findings from South Ethiopia, Published by Association for Research and Conservation of Culture, Hawassa, Ethiopia.

Yonas Beyene, Metasebia Bekele, Alemseged Beldados, Adisalem Melese, Alemu Nebebe, Tadele Solomon. 2014. “Archaeological Research at Azga-Bodo rock art site, Kambata-Tembaro Zone, Ethiopia”, in Recent Archaeological Findings from South Ethiopia, Published by Association for Research and Conservation of Culture, Hawassa, Ethiopia.

Yonas Beyene, Metasebia Bekele, Alemseged Beldados, Alemu Nebebe. 2014. “Archaeological Research at Aroresa rock   art site, Sidama Zone, Ethiopia”, in Recent Archaeological Findings from South Ethiopia, Published by Association for Research and Conservation of Culture, Hawassa, Ethiopia.

Books edited

Metasebia Bekele, Yonas Beyene and Alemseged Beldados 2014. Recent Archaeological Findings from South Ethiopia, Published by Association for Research and Conservation of Culture, Hawassa, Ethiopia.

Text book Published

Alemseged Beldados, 2007. Introduction to Archaeology and Heritage Management, text book for B.A. level (Undergraduate students), Alpha University College Press.

Monograph Published

Alemseged Beldados 2012. The Agordat Material, Eritrea, Implication on Early Food Production and Regional Contact, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Germany.

Alemseged Beldados 2015.

Paleoethnobotanical Study of Ancient Food Crops and the Environmental Context in Northeast Africa, 6000 B.C. to 200/300 AD, Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, BAR International Series, 2706.

Articles submitted for publication

Alemseged Beldados, Medhanit Tamrat, Xavier Gutherz, Jusephine Lesur, Chris Stevens, Charlene Murphy, and Dorian Fuller in Press.

Carbonized seeds and fruit stones from the Mid-late Holocene context of Mochena Borago, Wolayita, South Ethiopia: a window to past subsistence and ecology, submitted to Annales de Ethiopie.

Alemseged Beldados, Andrea Manzo, Chris J. Stevens, Charlene Murphy, and Dorian Q. Fuller in Press

Evidence of Sorghum Cultivation and introduced West African crops during the second millennium BC from Kassala, East Sudan, IWAA8, Submitted to Springer.

Alemseged Beldados and Mohamoud Suliman 2016. Sorghum Paintings from the Meriotic Cemetery of Berber and possible implications for the dispersal of the plant across the Red Sea, the VII Red Sea conference, Submitted to Brill.

Alemseged Beldados and Hiruy Daniel, 2016. Ethno-archaeological and Ethnobotanical Study on Noog (Guizotia abyssinica) agriculture in Ethiopia, Journal of Ethno-Archaeoloy.

Alemseged Beldados and Kifle Zerue 2016. Archaeological investigations in Ahferom Woreda, Tigray, North Ethiopia, in Annali, Journal of Oriental University of Naples.