Fidelis T. Masao (PhD)
Address: Residential KW/MB/113 Mbezi Beach, Dar es Salaam
Phone: ⁺255 784 274 277
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2010 - present
2010 - present
Nationality : Tanzanian
Address : Residential KW/MB/113 Mbezi Beach, Dar es Salaam
Work : University of Dar es Salaam, History Dep. Archaeology Unit
Education : 1977 Ph. D (Archaeology) University, Burnaby B.C Canada.
1972 M.A (Anthropology) University of Colorado Boulder USA
1969 B.A Hon’s (Upper 2nd) University of East Africa, University College of Nairobi.
2013: Supervisor on Ms Elizabeth Kyazike’s PhD thesis. Univ of Dar es Salaam
2013: External Examiner for Ms Ancila Nhamo’s DPhil Thesis, University of Zimbabwe
2012: External Examiner for Mr Ben N Nyachoga’s PhD thesis. Univ. of Nairobi
2011: Internal Examiner for Ms Plan Shenjere’s PhD. University of Dar es Salaam
2011-present: External University Examinations Moderator, Stella Maris University College, Mtwara
2011-2013: Part time Lecturer, Arcadia University, Arusha
2006 - Present: Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Dar es Salaam
2002 - March-June: Short time visiting Professor, Rutgers University, New Jersey U.S.A
1999 - 2005: Assoc. Professor of Archaeology and Geography, Open University of Tanzania.
1997- Present: Director and Coordinator, Palaeo-cultural & Environment Research.
1996 - 1997: Visiting Professor, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
1991 - 1996: Senior Lecturer, University of Dar es salaam
1990 - 1991: Principal Curator, Natural Museum Arusha.
1978 - 1990: Director, National Museums of Tanzania.
1992 - 1978: Asst. Curator National Museum of Tanzania.
1966 - 1972: Education Officer, National Museum of Tanzania
1963 - 1966: Education Officer, National Museum of Kenya
1963 - 1963: Tutor, St John Teachers College, Kilimambogo, Thika, Kenya.
Honorary and Professional Titles
2010: Vice Chairman National Committee for the preparation of the 50th Anniversary of the Discovery of Zinjanthropus
1993 - Present: Chairman: East African Rock Art Research Association (EARARA)
1991 - 1993: Vice Chairman; Organizing Committee for ‘Four Million Years of Hominid Evolution in Africa
: International Conference in Honor of Dr M.D Leakey’s Outstanding Contribution in Palaeoathropology August 8-14, 1993 Arusha Tanzania.
1990 - 1993: Vice-president: Commonwealth Association of Museums.
1988 - 1990: Chief Editor; Kumbuka
1987 - 1990: External Examiner for Archaeology; University of Nairobi.
1985 - 1987: External Examiner for Archaeology; University of Dar es salaam.
1987 - 1989: Scientific Associate, Institute of Human Origins.
1983 - 1990: Chairman, National Committee of ICOM
1978 - 1988: Member of Editorial Board, Tanzania Note & Records.
Graduate Students Supervisory assignments:
2012 - 2013: Supervisor of Ms Fatuma Mirembe’s Master’s Dissertation. UDSM
2012 - 2013: Co-supervisor of Ms Elizabeth Kyazikes’ Phd Thesis. UDSM
2012: Internal Examiner for Ms Plan Shegel’s Ph D Thesis, Univ of Dar es Salaam
2011: Supervisor of Ms Esther Nakaweesa’s Masters Dissertation
2011: Supervisor of Mr.Rasolondrainy Tanambelo V. Rreinaldo Master’s Dissertation
2010: Supervisor of Mr Peter Kokeli’s Master Dissertation
2010: Supervisor of Mr. Fidelis Okeke’s Masters Dissertation
2009: Supervisor of Mr Herman Muwongo’s Masters Dissertation
2007: Supervisor of Ms Hiltruda Mahundi’s Masters Dissertation
2004: External Examiner for Mr. Pastory G. Magayane’s M.A. (Archaeology) University of Dar es Salaam
2002: External Examiner for Mr. Rubaga’s M.A. (Archaeology). University of Dar es Salaam.
Journal Articles Published
2014: The Archaeology the East Natron Basin, Tanzania. Effects of Erosion or Recycling. Quaternary International
2014: Characterizing the Archaeological Assemblages of Eastern Lake Natron, African Archaeological Review
2012: Environments and Homini activities across the FLK Peninsula during Zinjanthropus team (1.84) Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania with R Blumenschine, et al. Journal of Human Evol.63 Pg 364-383
2012: Five Decades after Zinjanthropus and Homo habilis: Landscape Palaeoanthropology of Plio-Pleistocene Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, with R.J. Blumenschine, I.G. Stanistreet and C.C.Swisher III, Guest Editors. Journal of Human Evolution, Vo.6 3
2012: Olduvai Gorge and the Olduvai Palaeoanthropology Project, with R.J Blumenschine, and I G. Stani street, Journal of Human Evolution, Vol 63., pp 247-250.
2012: Landscape distribution of Oldowan Stone Artifacts assemblages across the fault compartment of the eastern Olduvai Lake Basin during early lowermost Bed II times with
2010: Research Trends in Archaeology with examples from Tanzania, with F. Chami. Tanzania Zamani.
*2009: A Middle Stone Age/ Later Stone Age industry from Buzwagi, Kahama Shinyanga Region, Tanzania. Results of Cultural Impact Assessment, Nyame Akuma no 70: pp 30-48
*2008: Fingerprinting facies of the Tuff IF marker, with implications for early hominin palaeoecology, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, with Stollhoffen, H., Stanistreet, I., McHenry, J., Mollel, G.,and Blumenschine, R. In Palaogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 259: 382-409.
2008: Effects of Distance from stone source on landscape-scale variation in Oldowan artefact assemblages in the Paleo-Olduvai Basin Tanzania. With Blumenschine, J., Tactikos, J. and Ebert, J. Journal of Archaeological Science 35; pp. 76-86.
2008: Isotopic Evidence for Contrasting diet of early hominins Homo habilis and Australopithecus boisei of Tanzania with N.J. Van der Merwe, and M.K. Bamford. In South African Journal of Science 104, 153-155.
2005: The Archaeology of the Grumeti in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, in Nyame Akuma Vol. pp
2003: Late Pliocene Homo and Hominid Land Use from Western Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania With Blumenschine, R., Peters C., Clark, R. Hay, R. Deino, A, Swisher C., Stanistreet, I, Ashley, G. McHenry L., Sikes, E., van der Merwe, N., TactikosJ., Cushing A, Deocampo, D Njau, J. Ebert, J. Science Vol. 299, pp 1217-1221
2003: Dating the Nasiusiu Beds, Olduvai Gorge by electron spin resonance, with A.R. Skinner, R.L. Hay and B.A.B Blackwell in Quartenary Science Review, 22, 1361-136.
2003: The Prehistoric Rock Paintings of Tanzania Mainland, In East Africa Art Biennale pp.20-36.Journal articles submitted and accepted:
Feb 2014: A newly discovered archaeological assemblage in south eastern Tanzania. Journal of African Archaeological Network
Jan 2014: The archaeology of eastern L Natron Basin, Tanzania: Effects of erosion or recycling, Inqua International
Nov 2013: Characterizing the Archaeological Assemblage of Eastern Natron Tanzania. African Archaeological Review, Boston Journal Articles in preparation
June 2014: A New MSA/LSA variant or Masasian: Report of Archeaological Investigation of South Eastern Tanzania,
August 2014: The Kabanga Industry. Description of a newly discovered Terminal Acheulean inNorth-western Tanzania. Journal of Studies in the African Past.
Recent Conference Presentations:
2013: The distribution of archaeological assemblages in eastern Lake Natron, Tanzania: pluvial or recycling effect, Paper presented at Inqua Conference, Nanyuki Kenya, July 2013
2013: Managing conservation of the Plio-Pleistocene heritage with minimum resources. Lessons from Olduvai. Paper presented at the 4th EAAPP conference, Mombasa Kenya, August, 2013
*1879: The Later Stone Age and Rock Paintings of Central Tanzania, Wiesbaden
*2007: The Prehistoric Rock Art of Singida and the Lake Eyasi Basin, North Central Tanzania. Duggan Foundation, London.
*2011: Museology and Museum Studies: A Handbook of the Theory and Practice of Museums. Dar es Salaam University Press, Dar es Salaam
Books in preparation:
Ancestral Paintings: The Rock Paintings of Tanzania and their state of preservation.
*2013: Results of recent investigation of the Oldowan and associated hominid remains atthe DK site, Olduvai Gorge: A conservation exercise. In Africa, Recent Cradle of Humanity: Discoveries CNRPAH 2013, PP 147- 168.with J.K. Njau and S. Anton
*2009: Changes in Hominin Transport of Stone for Oldowan Tools across the Eastern Olduvai Basin during Lowermost Bed II times, with R.Blumenschine and I. Stanistreet. In The Cutting Egde: New Approaches to the Archaeology of Human Origins, Eds. K. Schick and N Toth. Stone Age Institute, Gosport Indiana.
*2005: The Neolithic Cultures in Korea with Emphasis on the Osanni site and Eastern Africa, Particularly Tanzania. Trends, Similarities and Differences Compared. In Development of Korean Neolithic Culture, Commemorating 40 years for Korean Neolithic Culture, Ed. Im Hyo-jai, and Seoul National Univ. Press.
*2005: Archaeological Research in Mainland Tanzania up 1990s In Salvaging Tanzania’s Cultural Heritage. Ed. Mapunda, B.B. and P. Msemwa. Dar es Salaam Univ. Press. Pp 59-80
*2005: Broad-scale Landscape Traces of Oldowan Hominid Land use at Olduvai Gorge and the Olduvai Landscaper Palaeoanthropology Project with Blumenschine, R and Peters, C. in Salvaging Tanzania’s Cultural Heritage in Salvaging Tanzania’s Cultural Heritage Eds. Mapunda, B.B and P. Msemwa. Dar es Salaam Univ. Press.pp.158-189.
*2003: Archaeological Traces as Patterns of Hominid Land use in the Lower Palaeolithic and the Geologic context. The Case of Olduvai: In Geological Formation of the Chongokni Palaeolithic Site and Palaeolithic Archaeology in East Asia. Collection of Papers presented at the International Seminar Commemorating the 11th Chongokni Prehistoric Festival, Yeocheon County, Institute of Cultural Properties, Hanyang University. Pp 21-32 Eds., K. Bae, B. Jeon, and Y Kim
*1999: The Middle Stone Age in Tanzania. Sonderdruck aus festschrift fur Gunter Smolla, Wiesbaden. Pg. 487- 496.
*1992: The Middle Stone Age with reference to Tanzania. In Continuity or Replacement, Controversies in Homo sapiens evolution, Eds. G Brauer and F Smith (A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam). , pp.99-109
*1988: The East African Coast and the Comoro Islands. In Unesco General History of Africa III, Africa from the Seventh to the Eleventh Century, Ed. M. Elfasi, Unesco, Heinemann, California. Pp586-615.
Selected Conference Proceedings/Presentations:
*2013: The distribution of Archaeological Assemblages in eastern Lake Natron, Tanzania. Pluvial July, 2013. Paper prepared for the Inqua Conference, Nanyuki, Kenya. July 2013
*2013: Managing conservation of the Plio-Pleistocene heritage with minimum resources. Lessons from Olduvai. Paper prepared for the 4th EAAPP Conference, Mombasa, Kenya August 2013.
*2011: Late Acheuelan or Sangoan. A New Stone Age Industry from North Western Tanzania. Paper presented at the 3r Biennial Conference of the East African Association of Palaeoanthropology and Palaeontology, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 8-12 August 2011.
*2011: A summary of the Olduvai Hominid Finds in their Palaeoenvironmental Contexts. Paper presented at The Hominid Workshop, University of Perugia, Italy. 18-22 February 2011.
*2009: The Oldowan at Olduvai Revisited and New Hominids Discovered. International Symposium, Africa, Cradle of Humanity: Recent Discoveries. 26-28 October 2009, Setif, Algeria.
*2009: Discovery of a Rhino Skeleton in the Lower Pleistocene Oldowan at Olduvai Gorge: Rhino Butchery or Drowning Site? East African Association for Palaeoanthropology and Palaeontology (EAAPP) 2nd Bi- Annual Conference, 16-21 August 2009, Arusha, Tanzania.
*2009: Oldowan Hominin Competition with Crocodiles at DK Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. International Conference for the 50th Anniversary of Zinjanthropus Discovery and the Current Establishments of Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, 13th -17th August 2009, Arusha Tanzania
*2008: Implications of a recent discovery of Late Acheulean/Sangoan Assemblages in North western Tanzania, Continuity or Termination. Paper Presented at the 12th International Symposium of Suyanngae and her Neighbours, Meiji University, Tokyo.
*2006: The Oldowan at DK Olduvai Gorge Revisited. In the Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium of Suyanngae and her Neighbours. Lodz. Poland. Edited by L Domanska and Lee, Y. Lodz; pp. 171-188.
*2004: Middle Palaeolithic in Eastern and Southern Africa and Hominid Symbolic Behaviour: A Survey of the industries and related hominid remains: A Paper presented at the 9th International Symposium, Suyanggae and Her Neighbours, Meiji University, Tokyo Japan.
*1996: The upper Palaeolithic in Africa: An over view. Paper presented at the International Conference Suyangge and her Neighbors, Tayany, Korea Early Publications and Conference proceedings
2006: The Oldowan and Oldowan Hominins revisited. Preliminary Results of the ongoing work at DK, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Paper presented at the International Symposium, “Suyanngae and her Neighbours, Lodz Poland, October 2006. (To be published in the proceedings)
2005: Traces of Oldowan Hominin Land use during Lowermost Bed II Landscape Succession in the Palaeo- Olduvai basin. Paper presented at 10th International Symposium, Suyanggae and Her Neighbours, Tanyan, Korea and being published in the proceedings of the symposium.
2005: Traces of Oldowan Hominin Land use During the Lowermost Bed II Landscape Succession in the Paleo Olduvai Basin, Joint paper presented at the 13th Congress of the Pan African Archaeological Association for Prehistory and related Studies, 03-10 July 2005, Gaborone Botswana.
2005: Reconstructing Hominin Land-use in Lowermost Bed II times at Olduvai. Paper presented at the Pan African Congress of Prehistory and Related Studies, Gaborone Botswana …
1996: Landscape Archaeological Investigations at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania and Interim results. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Korean Archaeologists, Chongju, Korea.
1995: Distribution and Meaning of the White Pigment Rock Paintings, central Tanzania. Paper presented at the Pan African Congress of Prehistory and Related Studies, Harare Zimbabwe.
1995: With R.J Blumenschine. Conservation and Proposed Feature use of Olduvai and another Palaeoanthropology sites in Tanzania. Paper presented at the Bellagio Conference, Italy.
1993: With R.J. Blumenschine, Landscape Archaeology at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Paper presented at the International Congress in honor of Dr. M. Leakey’s outstanding contribution in Palaeoathropology. Arusha, Tanzania.
1992: The Role of Museums in African Development; the case of Tanzania. Paper presented at the South Africa Museum’s Conference, Durban, South Africa.
1992: MSA/LSA intermediate industries from southern Tanzania. Paper read at the South African Archeological Meeting, Cape Town, South Africa.
1991: With R.J. Blumenschine; Living sites at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania? Preliminary Landscape Archaeology results in the basal Bed II lake margin zone. J. Human Evolution, 21,451- 462.
1987: With D.C Johanson, G.G. Eck, T.D. White,R.C. Water, W.H. Kimble, B.Asfaw, P. Manega, P. Ndesokia & G. Suwa. New Partial skeleton of Homo habilis from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Nature 327, 205 – 209.
1983: The coast and the Comoros up to the eleventh century. In M. Elfasi and I the eleventh century. Pp 586- 615. Heinemann, California: UNESCO
1982: On possible use of unmodified flakes; An ethnographic approach; Ethnos ¾: 260-270.
1982: The Rock Painting of central Tanzania, Occasional Papers of the National Museum of Tanzania. No. 4
1979: The Later Stone Age and the Rock Paintings of central Tanzania Studien zur Kulturkunde 48: Franz Steiner Verlag, Wiesbaden.
1978: In Search of State Formation n the archaeological record: paper presented at the International Symposium on State Formation, Kisumu Kenya.
1976: Some Common Aspects of the Rock Paintings of Kondoa and Singida TNR No 77&78; 51 – 64
1975: National Museums of Tanzania Post- independence progress, TNR No 76,103-112.
1974: The Irrigation system in Chagga; An ethno-historical approach TNR 75:1-8.
1972: Pelerovis Oldowayensis: An extinct Pleistocene Bovid from Olduvai Gorge. National Museum Annual Report 171-72: 40-50
1972: The Must Old Museum: Paper presented at 1st Pan African Congress on Museums, Livingstone Zambia.
1969: Some Rock Painting site in Dodoma. Tanzania Zamani.
Consultancy Reports Registered with UD Consultancy Bureau
*2010: Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment Baseline of Kabanga Nickel Project, Ngara Distict, Tanzania. Consultancy Report prepared for Director of Antiquities and National Environmental Council
*2006: The Archaeology of Kahama. Investigations at Buzwagi Gold field. Report prepared for Barrick Gold Mining Co and now submitted to Nyame Akuma for publication. (Consultancy)
*2006: Archaeological investigation of western Lake Natron. A consultancy report with respect to the Soda Magadi Project.
Other Consultancy and Field Reports
2012: Archaeological Investigation of the proposed HV cable from Iringa to Mbeya. Report of the Archaeological findings and proposed mitigation measures for SMEC, March 2012.
2012: Archaeological and Palaeontological relics salvaged from the side Gorge at Olduvai. Report prepared for the Dept. Of Antiquities, September 2012
2012: Summary of the fieldwork conducted by the joint Italian Tanzania Team in summer.
2012. A report prepared for the Dept of Antiquities, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, October 2012.
2012: Final Report of the Conservation work at Olduvai. A report prepared for the Sonoma County Foundation, December 2012.
2010: Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment Baseline of the Kabanga Nickel Project, Ngara District Tanzania.
2007: Cultural heritage impact assessment of the Kabanga nickel mining project: a report of the Archaeological and historical relics in the area (Consultancy).
2007: A Middle Stone Age Industry from Buzwagi, Kahama, Shinyanga Region: Results of Cultural Impact Assessment. (Consultancy)
2006: Preliminary report of the Archaeological Investigation in Masasi. Prepared for the Tanzania Cultural Trust Fund and to be developed to a paper for publication.
2004: Preliminary Report of the Palaeoanthropological findings from the DK site, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. A report prepared for the Earthwatch Institute and the Dept of Antiquities, Dar es Salaam.
2005: Preliminary Report of the excavation of the elephant skeleton from Bed III/IV at Olduvai and excavation in lowermost Bed I, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.
2004: The DK site, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. A report prepared for the Earthwatch Institute and the Dept of Antiquities, Dar es Salaam. 2005: Preliminary Report of the excavation of the elephant skeleton from Bed III/IV at Olduvai and excavation in lowermost Bed I, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.
2003: Final Report of the DK Conservation Project at Olduvai. A report prepared for the Earthwatch Institute, USA and the Dept of Antiquities, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism.
2002: Preliminary Results of the 2001/2992 Palaeoanthropological Investigations at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Unpublished Ms. Co-authored with R.J. Blumenschine.
2001: Preliminary Results of the 2000/2001 Field season of the Olduvai Landscape Palaeoanthropology Project. Unpublished Ms. Co-authored with R.J. Blumenschine.
2001: Historical Perspective of Archaeological Research in Mainland Tanzania Paper presented at the Millennium Workshop of Cultural Heritage in Tanzania. To be published in the proceedings of the Workshop.
2001: The near basin –wide Distribution of Trace of Oldowan Hominid Land Use at Olduvai Gorge Tanzania. Unpublished Ms. Co-authored with R.J. Blumenschine
2000: Interim Scientific Report of the199 Field Season at Olduvai Gorge Tanzania Unpublished Ms. Co- authored with R.J Blumenschine.
1999: Preliminary analysis of the palaeoanthropological and sedimentological data from Lowermost Bed II and Bed I at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Unpublished Ms. Co-authored with R.J. Blumenschine
1998: Preliminary Results of the 1997/98 Field Season of the Olduvai Landscape Unpublished Ms. Co-authored with R.J.Blumenschine.
1997: Preliminary analysis of the Palaeoathropology data from lowermost Bed II. Unpublished Ms Co-authored with R.J Blumenschine.
1997: Report of the Archaeological Monitoring at Kihansi. Unpublished Ms prepared for Norconsult, Tanzania. (Consultancy)
1996: Landscape Ecology and hominid land use in the lowest Bed II, Olduvai basin. National Science Foundation Proposal (SBR 96-01065). Co-authored with R.J Blumenschine.
1995: Archaeological Investigations of the Kihansi Hydropower project and the Udzungwa Industry. In Environmental Impact Studies, Tanesco / Norplan, Tanzania.
1995: Archaeological Investigations and Findings at Lower Kihansi Hydropower Project. In Tanesco/ Norplan, Environmental Studies of the KLP, Tanesco, Dar es Salaam.
1995: Archeological and Palaeontological investigation along the proposed
Makuyuni Musoma Road corridor. A report prepared for Norconsult Tanzania, Ltd, Tanzania.
1995: With R.J. Blumenschine, and C.R. Peters: archeological predictions for hominid land use of landscape facets hypothesized for Palaeo-Lake Olduvai during lowermost Bed II times. Proc. 10th Congress of the Pan African Association for Prehistory and Related Studies, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.
1994: The Archeological investigations and findings of the Pangani Falls Hydropower Project. In Environmental Impact Studies, Vol. I. Norconsult, Tanzania, Ltd.
1994: Archeological and historical consideration in the Rehabilitation of Kasanga Port. A report prepared for Norconsult Tanzania, Ltd.
1994: Some Technical Aspects of the Sangoan-like Kilwan Industry from south eastern Tanzania. Paper presented at the South African Archeological Association annual meeting, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
1994: Archeological investigation and findings along the Makuyuni Oldeani Road. Report prepared for Gauff Ingenieur, Tanzania.
1978: Report of the archeological survey and finding at the proposed Mtera Reservoir region. In Gt. Ruaha Power Project, Tanesco /Sweco.
Implication of new discovery of Late Acheulean/ Sangoan Archeological Assemblages in Kabanga, North western Tanzania. Expected to be submitted in February 2013
Masasian or Local variant of the Lupemban: An MSA from Masasi. In preparation and expected to be submitted in February 2013
The Archaeological Signatures of the Lake Masek Grave yard, Southern Serengeti, Tanzania. Expected to be submitted in December 2013.
FIELD WORK INCLUDING CONSULTANCY ON CULTURAL HERITAGE (EVIRONMENTAL) IMPACT ASSESSMENT, WORKSHOPS AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES.
2012: Archaeological Investigation of the proposed HV cable from Iringa to Mbeya.
2011: Continued Investigation of the Ecological Base of Hominid land use and Bed I and Bed II times, Olduvai Gorge. Olduvai Landscape Palaeoanthropology Project
2010: Continued Investigation of the Ecological Base of Hominid land use in Bed I and II times, Olduvai Gorge, Olduvai Landscape Palaeoanthropology Project
2009: Archaeological investigation of the Kabanga Nickel Mining Area
2008: Archaeological Investigation of the Buzwagi Gold Mining Area
2007 Conservation and Salvage work at the DK site, Olduvai Gorge.
2007: Hominin land use during Upper Bed I and Lowermost Bed II times, Olduvai Gorge Tanzania
2006: Archeological Investigation of the Eastern lake Natron
2006: Buzwagi Archaeological baseline study, Kahama, Tanzania.
2005 Conservation and Salvage work at the DK site, Olduvai Gorge.
2005: Hominin land use during Upper Bed I and Lowermost Bed II times, Olduvai Gorge Tanzania.
2004: Conservation and Salvage work at the DK site, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.
2004: Archaeological Investigation on the Mtwara gas to Power Project proposed route.
2003: Near basin-wide traces of Hominid Land use at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.
2003: Conservation and Salvage work at the DK site Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. A project sponsored by the Dept of Antiquities and financed by the Earthwatch Institute, USA
2002: Conservation and salvage work at the DK site Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. A project sponsored by the Dept. of Antiquities, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism and financed by the Earthwatch Institute, USA.
2002: Continued Research on the near- Basin Wide Traces of Hominid Land Use at Olduvai Gorge Tanzania.
2002: Conservation Work at DK site, Olduvai Gorge with Earthwatch.
2000: Archaeological Investigation and monitoring at Tulawaka Gold mine with Local perspective.
2000: Continued Research on the Landscape Paleoecology and Archeology of Olduvai Gorge Tanzania.
2000: Continued Landscape Archeology at Olduvai Tanzania.
1998: Continued Research on the Landscape Paleoecology and Archaeology of Olduvai Gorge and the Ecology of modern lake sittings in northern Tanzania.
1998: Mapping of Archeological trenches at Olduvai using GPS and Tremble Total Station.
1998: Continued Landscape Archeology at Olduvai.
1998: Follow-up of the archeological monitoring and mitigation at Lower Kihansi Hydropower Project (LKHP)/ Norconsult/ Norplan
1997: Continued Landscape Archaeology at Olduvai Gorge.
1997: Continued Archaeological monitoring at LKHP/ Norplan
1996: Continued Landscape Archaeology at Olduvai.
1995: Researching the deteriorating agents of the Rock paintings Tanzania
1986-94: Several field trips including surveying and assessing the Archaeological and Historical impact assessment of proposed improvement on the strench of the road between Makuyuni and Oldeani with Gauff Ingeneur
The proposed new Makuyuni Musoma Road by way of Maswa and Bariadi with Norconsult Pangani Falls Hydroelectric Project with Norconsult
Assessing the environmental and socio-economic impact of the rehabilitation of the German built Kasanga Port on L. Tanganyika with Norconsult
1979-81: Archaeological Reconnaissance and salvage at Mtera Dam with SWECO
Extra-curricular activities, Honorary titles and International Conferences
1985-88: Secretary to the National Committee of the Arusha Declaration Museum at Dodoma.
1985-87: Member of CCM Committee on National Culture Policy.
1985: An International Congress on Culture Heritage Interpretation and Presentational, Banff Canada.
1983: ICAES conference, Vancouver Canada.
1983: UNESCO conference on Restitution of Cultural Heritage to its country of origin, Niamey, Niger.
1992: An International Conference on Culture of the people of the Great Lakes, Bukavu, Zaire.
1981: International Seminar on the study of rock Art Capo di Ponte Italy.
1980: 12th ICOM Conference, Mexico City.
1980: Commonwealth Association of Museum Conference Calgary Canada.
1978: UNESCO Conference on the criteria of establishing science museum, Manila Philippines.
1978: Pan Africa Conference on the Organization of Museum Monuments and sites on Africa (OMASA), Nairobi Kenya.
1978: International Committee for Museum of Archeology and History Munich, FRG.
1977: Pan African Congress of Prehistory and Quaternary Studies, Nairobi Kenya.
1977: 11th ICOM Conference Leningrad and Moscow, USSR.
1973: Central and East African Museum Conference, Lusaka, Zambia.
1972: Ndutu: An investigating of the Culture Statigraphic sequence with the Dep. of Antiquities Tanzania.
1969: Re-investigation of Isimila Palaeolithic Site in collaboration with University of Illinois, Champaign.
SABATICAL & FELLOWSHIPS
1996-97: Six months fellowship at Hanyang University, Korea. Korea Foundation for Korean Studies.
1996: One-month sabbatical at Rutgers University, N.J USA
1985: 12 Months sabbatical at Frankfurt and Tubingen Universities on a Humboldt fellowship.
1983: Four months sabbatical at Brown University as visiting scholar, R.I USA.
1983: Two weeks tour of Germany funded by the German office for Overseas Development.
2014: University of Dar es Salaam. Grant for the re-evaluation of the newly discovered hominid foot prints at Laetoli
2014: PAST, grant for conducting preliminary investigation of Khusumay Acheulean site
2009-2012: Sonoma County Foundation grant for the Conservation of Olduvai
2009: PAST, grant for investigating the MSA in south east Tanzania.
2007: Earth-watch Institute: Conservation of the DK site
2006: Tanzania Culture Trust Fund. Archaeological Investigation of Mtwara and Masasi Districts, Tanzania.
2002-06: Earth-watch: Conservation of the DK Site.
2000-02: NSF grant on Landscape Archeology at Olduvai Gorge.
2000: Tanzanian Culture Trust Fund: Documentation of the Rock Art of Karatu and Mbulu Districts.
1999: Tanzania Culture Trust Fund: Conservation of DK site at Olduvai Gorge International Collaborative Research for the multidisciplinary Landscape Archeology and Hominid land use, National Scientific Council.
1994: Singida Rock Paintings. Commission for Science and Technology.
1993: Recording the Rock art in central Tanzania: British Institute in Eastern Africa.
1983: Volkswagen Stiftung through Tubingen University: Recording rock art in Singida Region
194-75: Volkswagen Stiftung: Later Stone Age and the Rock Paintings of central Tanzania.
2011: 2nd PhD Supervisor. Elizabeth Kyazike
2011: 2nd PhD Internal examiner Plan Senjere
2010-2011: 2nd MA Supervisor
2010-2011: MA supervision of Nyakawesa Ester
2009-2010: MA supervision of Kokeli Peter and Okeke Fidelis
2007: MA supervision of Mahudi Hiltruda, Archaeology Unit, University of Dar es Salaam.
: Production of a compendium on Tourism, (OTS 203, Museums and Heritage) for the Open University of Tanzania.
: Editor-in-chief, Kumbuka Newsletter.
Tour lectures and guide:
Several lecture and tour guide assignments to specialized groups at Olduvai and the Rock paintings of Tanzania especially in Kondoa, Singida and Southern Mbulu.