Professor at Centre for African Art and Archaeology, University of East Anglia
Anne Haour is an Africanist focusing on the period AD 500-1500. She is an anthropologically trained archaeologist, who also relys on historical sources to explore how artefacts reflect political and cultural connections; how we can detect the way people categorised themselves and built trust with others; and how the ways in which people made things, lived, died, and ate, reflect their world of experience. Her key research interests and expertise include Archaeology, Africa, Indian Ocean, material culture, African archaeology, ceramic analysis, construction of value, coastlines, trade/traders, medieval empires, cowries. She is the current Director of the Centre for African Art & Archaeology, which was formed to bring together researchers and students who work on the arts & archaeology of Africa at the University of East Anglia.