13th May 2020

Dr Elinaza Mjema's research at Pangani has been featured in the latest edition of National Geographic, highlighting his identification of an ancient tsunami in the Pangani area. Mjema's excavations have uncovered mass burials relating to an inundation event 1,000 years ago. The work has also recently been published in Geology.

6th May 2020

It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Noel Lasway. He was a wonderful member of our team, a great colleague and an excellent person. He will be greatly missed by all of us, and by Tanzanian heritage in general.

19th August 2019

The CONCH project has been completed in two fieldschool projects: one in Pangani in 2018 and another in Kilwa this summer. 

We are very happy with how these two fieldschool projects have been undertaken: we have learnt about both the archaeological aspects and the community needs for heritage management in these areas. You can see how this understanding unfolded within our 'Research' menu, where you will find all of the project blogs and also via our Facebook & Instagram pages (search @conchpro).

We are currently in the process of winding down the CONCH project - this website will be live until Sept 30th. 

If you have any questions please email info@conchproject.org (this email account will be monitored until Sept 30th). 


13th May 2019

Partners from the University of York and UDSM will be recommencing fieldwork in mid June, with a heritage day being held on the 21st. So keep your eyes peeled and wait to see what happens by following our Instagram & Facebook pages (search for @conchpro).


Education officer working with school staff
24th August 2018

Our blog is now live and we will be posting regularly over the next weeks about our experiences working in Pangani. Check the 'Research' page to see more. With thanks to all our contributors. Asante Sana!

13th July 2018

This Research Colloquium will be an opportunity to meet the newest members of our team who will give papers on their specialisms in building surveying and heritage research using digital tools. See our events calendar for more details.

1st July 2018

Our fieldwork, workshops and training are starting this July! Check out our photo gallery for photographs from previous work undertaken in the area. We are hoping to provide more photos via Instagram as the season continues.

30th June 2018

The following event will take place on Tuesday 3rd July 2018: Round-Table Workshop on Forming a Network for Community Heritage in Tanzania. Venue: Museum Room, Heritage Building, COHU-UDSM. See our events calendar for more information...

29th June 2018

The CONCH Project website is due for launch! This will provide a platform for information about the project's research and methodology, alongside regular blog posts on aspects of our work as it progresses. Check out our photo gallery and events calendar too!