The Archaeology and Histories of the Akpinis, the Germans, and the British at Kpando, Ghana


African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowships




This project integrates oral accounts and archival and ethnographic data with archaeological findings to document the settlement and migration histories of the people of Kpando (the Akpinis) from the seventeenth century and their encounters with German and British missionary and colonial rules from 1847-83 to 1956. It documents much of the remembered past encounters from the aging population and from archaeological sites that are being impacted by new residential developments. This research augment the paucity of literature on these issues. Above all, it adds value to the heritage sites and encourages education and German/British heritage tourism in the Kpando area.