Anquandah, James

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Basic Biographical Information

Professor James Kwesi Anquandah (Fig. 1) was one of the earliest and longest serving Ghanaian archaeologists. He was born on April 10, 1938 and obtained his Cambridge School Certificate from the Achimota School in Accra, Ghana, in 1957 and Cambridge Higher School Certificate in 1959. Prior to obtaining his diploma certificate in Archaeology from the University of Ghana, Legon, in 1965, professor Anquandah had studied for his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in history at the same university from 1960 to 1963. In 1967, he received his Master of Letters (M.Litt.) from the University of Oxford, UK, and worked as a research assistant at the Pitt-Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, between 1966 and 1967.
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  1. Anquandah, J. 1981. Excavations at the Smith’s quarter of Begho, Ghana. West African Journal of Archaeology 11: 131–144.Google Scholar
  2. Anquandah, J. 1982. Rediscovering Ghana’s past. Essex: Longman.Google Scholar
  3. Anquandah, J. 1987. The stone circle sites of Komaland, northern Ghana in west African archaeology. African Archaeological Review 5 (1): 171–180.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Anquandah, J. 1998. Koma-Bulsa: Its arts and archaeology. Rome: IsIAO – Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente.Google Scholar
  5. Anquandah, J. 1999. Castles and forts of Ghana. Paris: Atalante.Google Scholar
  6. Anquandah, J. 2003. The arts of Koma-Bulsa. In Ghana yesterday and today, ed. C. Falgayrettes-Leveau and C. Owusu-Sarpong, 135–148. Paris: Musee-Dapper.Google Scholar
  7. Anquandah, J. 2007. The transatlantic slave trade: Landmarks, legacies, expectation. Accra: Sub-Saharan Publishers.Google Scholar
  8. Anquandah, J. 2012. A panorama of Ghana’s heritage. Accra: UNESCO: Sub-Saharan Publishers.Google Scholar
  9. Anquandah, J. 2013. The people of Ghana: Their origins and cultures. Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana, New Series 15: 1–25.Google Scholar
  10. Anquandah, J. 2014. Current perspectives on the archeology of Ghana. Accra: Sub-Saharan Publishers.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Claire Smith
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  1. 1.Department of ArchaeologyFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia