Professor Shadreck Chirikure

Research Profile

Selected Research Activities

  • Archaeometry and social formation in southern Africa (British Academy, PI)
  • Hinterland and coastal southern Africa (National Research Foundation of South Africa, PI)
  • Decolonial Archaeologies (University of Cape Town; PI)

Selected Editorial Project(s):

Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of African Archaeology (Editor in Chief)

Selected Research Awards:

Award for Best Paper Published in Antiquity, 2008 & 2019

Association of Commonwealth /universities Fellowship, 2017

British Academy Global Professorship, 2018




Undergraduate course lecturer for:

  • FHS Core Paper 4 - Urbanisation and Change in Complex Societies

Post-graduate Teaching

Archaeology of colonialism

Lecturer for MSc in Archaeological Science