Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Adandé, Alexis B. A.

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Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_2359

Basic Biographical Information

Dr. Alexis Bertrand Agunmaro Adandé is an archaeologist from the Republic of Benin, born April 7, 1949 in Dakar, Senegal. He completed his primary and secondary studies in Dakar (Senegal), and Porto-Novo (Republic of Benin), between 1954 and 1968. After obtaining his Baccalaureat in 1968, he entered the Institute of Higher Education of Benin in Lomé, Togo; in 1970, he left to continue his studies at the University of PARIS I – Panthéon – Sorbonne in France. There, he obtained a license of history in 1971 and a Master of Arts in 1972. He returned to Benin, where he taught history and geography in secondary schools (1972–1979), before returning to France in 1979 for his doctoral studies. At the University of PARIS I – Panthéon – Sorbonne, he successfully defended a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Archaeology in 1980, and a Ph.D. in 1984. Upon his return, he was sent to the National University of Benin, where he was already a lecturer in archaeology at the...
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  1. Adandé, A.B.A. 1984. Togudo—Awute, capitale de l’ancien royaume d’Allada étude d’une cité précoloniale d’après les sources orales, écrites et les données de l’archéologie. Unpublished PhD dissertation, Université Paris I / Panthéon – Sorbonne.Google Scholar
  2. - 1993. Origines lointaines des peuples de la République du Bénin: problématique et perspectives de recherche (Revue annuelle d’histoire africaine, numéro spécial sur le Bénin, nouvelle série 1). Afrika Zamani 65–92.Google Scholar

Further Reading

  1. Adandé, A.B.A. 1990. Cultural heritage, archaeology and education, in B. Andah (ed.) Cultural resource management: an African dimension (Forum at the conference in honour of Professor Thurstan Shaw): 102-9. Ibadan, Owerri: Wisdom Publishers Limited.Google Scholar
  2. - 1995. Plea for a traditional arts & crafts museum, in C.D. Ardouin & E. Arinze (ed.) Museums & the community in West Africa: 68–79. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press; London: James Currey on behalf of WAMP.Google Scholar
  3. - 1997. Benin — training in archaeology: the beginning of an experiment, in C.D. Ardouin (ed.) Museums & archaeology in West Africa: 44-51. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press; Oxford: James Currey.Google Scholar
  4. - 2000. Benin — buried heritage, surface heritage: the Portuguese fort of Sao Joao Baptista de Ajuda, in C.D. Ardouin & E. Arinze (ed.) Museums & history in West Africa: 127-31. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press; Oxford: James Currey.Google Scholar
  5. - 2002. Introduction, in A.B.A. Adandé & E. Arinze (ed.) Museums & urban culture in West Africa: 1–5. Oxford: James Currey on behalf of WAMP.Google Scholar
  6. Adandé, A.B.A. & I. Zevounou. 1994. Education and heritage: an example of new work in schools in Benin, in P. Stone & B.L. Molineux (ed.) The presented past, heritage, museums and education (One World Archaeology series 25): 315–25. London & New York: Routledge & English Heritage.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Département d’Histoire et d’ArchéologieUniversité d’Abomey-CalaviAbomey-CalaviRépublique du Bénin