AfOx Interviews Dr Shadreck Chirikure
Video: Dr Shadreck Chirikure is an archaeologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology of the University of Cape Town. As a researcher, he believes in producing Africa-centred knowledge that can make a difference to societies, particularly the many marginalised villages and communities in rural Africa. His Archaeological Materials Laboratory is Africa’s only facility dedicated to the study of pyrotechnology practiced by farming communities of the last 2000 years in sub-Saharan Africa.
In this interview, he speaks about his research which revolves around understanding the past of peoples in Africa, using archaeology as one of the methods of studying this past, and his time in Oxford as an Association of Commonwealth Universities Fellow.