CONCH blog

Read about the work undertaken as part of the CONCH project from our team members based in the UK, Tanzania and Europe.

21st May 2019

This blog is written by students at UDSM who worked with the CONCH team in the summer of 2018 during fieldschool in Pangani. In April 2019 they exhibited their work at a poster competition during a study week and won third prize in the undergraduate catergory.

23rd February 2019

This blog is written by CONCH's project coordinator, Dr Stephanie Wynne-Jones, of the University of York. She reflects back on the success of last years work and looks forward to the future plans for the CONCH project in Kilwa, this summer.


14th December 2018

In this piece, Matty Rowland (MA student at the University of York) explains part of the heritage team's project in setting up a digital Twine app which would help to reveal the hidden stories of artefacts held in the Pangarithi.

23rd November 2018

Our collaborator Archaeolink have produced a blog about a walk about with school children on their own webpage.

16th November 2018

This post is written by Dr Dav Smith, buildings archaeologist at the University of York. He gives details on how his work on surveying buildings fitted in with the rest of the CONCH project including the heritage team's work.


7th November 2018

This blog post details an experience of a heritage walkabout for a radio show by the 'Heritage Team', a major component of the CONCH project led by Dr Sara Perry, her students and other collborators, including Pangani FM.

30th October 2018

This blog is written by Hayden Scott-Pratt, an archaeology student from the University of Bournemouth (UK), about his experience working with the CONCH project.

18th October 2018

This blog is written by Dr Elinaza Mjema, Lecturer in East African Coast Archaeology at the University of Dar Es Salaam (UDSM).

15th October 2018


This blog completes the second half of the work carried out by Patricia Hart and her team with the different schools in Pangani, July the CONCH project in July 2018.


1st October 2018

This next blog is by the CONCH education officer, Patricia Hart of ArchaeoLink, who worked with the local schools in Pangani. Her blog post presents her time spent in July at the different schools whilst our archaeological work was taking place elsewhere.