Dr. Cameron Gokee awarded NSF grant to conduct archaeological research in Bandafassi — a West African ‘shatter zone’

BOONE, N.C. — During the next two academic years, Dr. Cameron Gokee, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University, will lead archaeological research to study how the Atlantic slave trade impacted social life in the Bandafassi region of eastern Senegal — a West African “shatter zone” where people fought, fled and/or joined the predatory political economies of neighboring states.

Gokee received $105,867 in grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the research project.


Published: Jun 4, 2019 9:20am