Researching African Environmental Archaeologies

Monday 22 May, 12.30 

Ashley Coutu

With Dr Ashley Coutu, Research Curator (African Archaeology) & Deputy Head of Research

Ashley's research crosses fields such as historical and medieval archaeology, African archaeology, isotope ecology, zoo archaeology and historical ecology. Her research contributes to historical ecology, unravelling the relationship between humans and elephants in the past and applying that knowledge to modern conservation as well as preserving cultural heritage in protected landscapes, such as national parks and game reserves. Join Ashley to hear about her latest work and see some items from the collections up close.


Part of our Research Spotlights series

On the last Monday of the month join Pitt Rivers Museum researchers in the galleries for interactive talks bringing cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary research to life. In 2023, connect with objects and images from the collections and get to know the work of visual and evolutionary anthropologists, curatorial activists, health-care researchers and many other specialists who are accessing the museum to take their research in new directions and to connect with new people.  

Where: Meet underneath the Star House Crest Pole (Haida Totem Pole) in the Museum’s Court for talks to start at 12.30.  

Who: All are welcome to attend, from families to museum aficionados!  

Accessibility: Talks will be wheelchair accessible, may involve material that can be handled and we can provide follow-up info over email for visitors.      


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