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Anthropology Ph.D. student Tomos Evans won the Exploration and Field Research Grant

Tomos (third from the left) with his Nigerian colleagues SA, Oscar, and Omar (from left to right).

Tomos Evans, a Ph.D. student at William & Mary's Department of Anthropology, was recently awarded an Exploration and Field Research Grant by the Explorer Club Washington Group (ECWG). The grant will support Tomos' archaeological fieldwork at sites adjacent to Sungbo's Eredo in southwestern Nigeria. This is a large-scale earthwork system thought to be Africa's largest single monument. The excavations will offer a means of recovering past material culture deposited in the area throughout the last millennium. Analysis of these finds will be conducted to better understand the earthwork's construction, functions, and meanings, as well as to develop a chronology of it. Congratulations, Tomos!