Prof. M.K. Aliyu

About the Department

Archaeology as a discipline has been in the academic environment of the Ahmadu Bello University since the 1960’s. It came into being as a part of the defunct Centre of Nigeria Cultural Studies (as a research arm of the centre with its focus on the documentation and study of the early history of Nigerian). Scholars such as Sutton, Thurstan Shaw and Connah all played active roles in this formative stage of the archaeological enterprise in Ahmadu Bello University. Apart from the above, Ade Obayemi was also part of the Pioneers of the work in ABU. These scholars conducted research in and around Zaria as well as all over northern Nigeria.

In 1976 the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences strongly recommended to the Academic Planning Committee to Establish a Department of Archaeology within the Faculty. Approval for the running of Archaeology teaching programme as... Read More.

Mission, Vision & Philosophy

  • Mission

    Archaeology at ABU was established in the recognition that an in-depth, critical and scientific study of The African past is necessary for understanding some of the basic challenges of the continent. The philosophy of Department is to develop and share kwoledge systems rooted in the heritage of Nigerians and African styled development.

  • Vision

    Archaeology at ABU was established in the recognition that an in-depth, critical and scientific study of The African past is necessary for understanding some of the basic challenges of the continent. The philosophy of Department is to develop and share kwoledge systems rooted in the heritage of Nigerians and African styled development.

  • Philosophy

    Archaeology at ABU was established in the recognition that an in-depth, critical and scientific study of The African past is necessary for understanding some of the basic challenges of the continent. The philosophy of Department is to develop and share kwoledge systems rooted in the heritage of Nigerians and African styled development.