Early African Kingdoms

Rottingdean Whiteway Centre


Early African Kingdoms

Day Wednesday
Time 10:30 - 1230
Tutor Judie English
Cost £42.00
Room Main Hall
Availability 5/24 Places
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Course Description

Early kingdoms of northern and sub-Saharan Africa
Much of our view of the African continent is still heavily influenced by the northern coastal strip’s place in the Classical world and the area south of the desert by our history of colonisation and the slave trade. However, the Sahara was once crossed by several routes linking rich, developed kingdoms to the south with markets to the north. This course will look at those kingdoms, their cultures and their links.

This is a five week course, followed by a second five week course, What People Wore, starting after half term. They can be booked individually or both at once. 
Half term 14th - 18th February

Half term is 14th to 18th February 2022

Your Tutor

Dr Judie English, FSA, MCIfA
My earliest archaeological experience was in excavation, firstly on prehistoric sites in Wessex and then several years rescue work. Eventually I became more interested in what went on beyond the trench and am now mainly involved in landscape archaeology. This necessitates some knowledge of monuments as diverse as Bronze Age barrows and 19th century military earthworks but my main interests lie in European Late Prehistory and developments after the retreat of the Roman Empire.
After many years in medical research at Surrey University I undertook doctoral research with the late Peter Drewett and David Rudling at Sussex University and have been teaching for about 25 years at the CCE at Sussex University, Collyers College, Horsham and various adult education classes.