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Curator Talk: Hunting and Empire in Medieval West Africa

Wednesday, April 11 at 3:00pm

Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Galleria
1680 E 15th Avenue, Eugene, OR

Hunting and Empire in Medieval West Africa
with University of Oregon anthropologist Stephen Dueppen

International demand for animal products like leather, ivory, and furs encouraged medieval West African empires to expand complex trade relationships both within Africa and with Europe. Explore new data from archaeological sites in Senegal and Burkina Faso–and the central role African societies played in interregional medieval commerce.

Included with museum admission; free for MNCH members and UO ID card holders. 

This talk is presented in connection with "Navigating Knowledge: A Journey Through Museum Collections," an interdisciplinary exhibit curated by scholars from across the University of Oregon. Learn about the whole series at

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