The team was headed by Renata Peters (Coordinator of the MA in Principles of Conservation at the UCL Institute of Archaeology and the UCL Conservation and Development Research Network). Ellie Ohara-Anderson (currently on the UCL MSc Conservation for Archaeology and Museums, year 2) assisted managing the team and the magnificent workload! We were fortunate to count once again on the expert help of our colleague Dan Mainoya (conservator and curator at the Natural History Museum, Arusha).
|Dan Mainoya (conservator and curator at the Natural History Museum, Arusha)|
We are extremely happy to have added Tanzanian apprentices to our team this year: Isack Faustin Lyimo, Ephraim Lucas Tarmo and Ngonyani Lihuni did brilliant work with us!
Highlights to the season were added by the help of conservator Elizabeth Diaz (OGAP), and conservation enthusiast (hopefully future conservator) Carmen Martin Ramos (OGAP). We also counted on the help of Jesuit Temba (Tanzania Antiquities Directorate) for a few days! And also the precious help from IFR students Georgina de Barros, Trevor Keevil, Matthew Muttart, Victoria Sluka, Gabriela de la Torre and Ben Zunkeller. Last but not least, we also had the eventual help of the wonderful Angeliki Theodoropoulou! Wow, this made a mighty team!!! Thanks so much to you all - it was a privilege and also a lot of fun to work with you!
Here are some of our people in action:
|Renata is looking happy with her fossils|
|Eri Ohara-Anderson - busy bee!|
|Isack Faustin Lyimo worked on a number of complex artefacts|
|Ngonyani Lihuni working with a rotary tool|
|Ephraim Lucas Tarmo became very interested in scapulas|
|The extra help from Carmen Martin Ramos and Elizabeth Diaz was essential for our work|
|Jesuit Temba working on fossilised bone|
|Ben Zunkeller, Georgina de Barros and Victoria Sluka (IFR students) working on recently excavated bone|
|As you can see, Matthew Muttart (IFR student) was really not very bored by this difficult job (removing concretion from recently excavated lithic).|
|Gabriela de la Torre and Trevor Keevil (IFR students) just after accomplishing a difficult mission (Eri on the far right)|
|And finally, our wonderful Angeliki Theodoropoulou doing some sediment removal!|