Archaeology in Ethiopia

The UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and the Institute for Field Research have been working alongside community members in the Tigray region of Ethiopia for the last several years to unearth the history of the region.  Little is known about what happened between the early hominids and medieval times.  It was once believed that the area was uninhabited, but the team is discovering a significant archaeological record just as important as the famous Axum.  


During my second season with UCLA's archaeology team in Ethiopia, Jeremy La Zelle and I created a documentary film and promotional material for UCLA and IFR.  Please enjoy the piece on community archaeolgoy above and several one minute clips below.  

Staff Profiles

Dr. Hiluf Berhe

Mekelle University

Archaeologist Marianne Tames- Demauras

University of Cambridge

Archaeologist Dil Singh Basanti

Northwestern University