Archaeology & Tourism

archaeology

About

Archaeology as a discipline was introduced in this University of Nigeria in 1963, when Prof. D.D Hartle was hired. Initially, Hartle was given a laboratory in the then Science Faculty Building. Subsequently, for some obscure reasons, he moved base from the Faculty of Science to the Faculty of Arts where archaeology became subsumed under the Department of History. Serious problems arose between the archaeologists and historians which very nearly marred the progress of the then Department of History/Archaeology. It became clear that archaeology with its scientific methodology needed a separate existence. It was also hoped that the separation would enable the department to grow more rapidly. This dream was realized on 1st August, 1981 when the Department of Archaeology was created. Read more