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The Society of Africanist Archaeologists was founded in 1971.  Join us as we look to the future while exploring the past! 

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The Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA) is an organization of archaeologists, researchers from associated disciplines and others who share an interest in African archaeology and African societies. Our membership is international, with participation from Africa, the Americas, Europe,  Asia, and Oceania, and is actively involved in research in many African countries.

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The Role of Non-Pollen Palynomorphs in Palaeoecological Research (Nigeria) by Victoria Oluwademilade Olajide, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon, USA.

Paper presented August 21st during the symposium "Early Holocene Climates and Human Adaptations in Africa" at the online 25th SAfA Biennial Meetings.  

Message from the 2021 SAfA Student Paper Award Committee:

We wish to extend our congratulations to Victoria and, indeed, to all the students who participated. The quality of submissions was high and a positive indication of innovative work by a new generation of scholars. We encourage SAfA members to view an archived copy of Victoria's presentation - and those of other students - available in the “Presentations” section of the SAfA 25th Biennial Meeting platform hosted by Symposium by ForagerOne:

A donation to SAfA helps to fund conference travel grants of assistance to African researchers and subsidize subscriptions to African institutions.