Professor Howey travelled to Uganda in summer 2012 to conduct archaeological and paleoecological research in the Ndali crater lakes and swamps.
In June 2012, with support from the Center for International Education, I furthered my involvement in a research program focused on the deep history of human-environment interaction in the Ndali crater lake landscape of western Uganda. The Ndali crater lake landscape is a beautiful and complex series of crater lakes and in-filled crater swamps east of the Rwenzori Mountains which forms a particularly distinct setting in the Albertine Rift. Exponential population growth and unchecked land conversion have made the Albertine Rift one of the world’s most threatened biodiversity hotspots. Our research aims use deep history to inform present and future trajectories of landscape change in the Albertine Rift. To build towards that goal, we need to first test whether linkages can be established between local archaeological and paleoecological records.

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Spring 2012


University of New Hampshire

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