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Benjamin Warinsie Kankpeyeng

Associate Professor
Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies
University of Ghana

Benjamin Warinsie Kankpeyeng


2003 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Anthropology, Syracuse University, USA. 1996 Master of Arts (MA) degree in Anthropology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA. 1981 Bachelor of Arts (BA) Hons. degree in History with Philosophy, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

Research Interest

Archaeology of Kpaliworgu, Upper West Region, Ghana. Since 1997. Archaeology of Slave Trade Sites in Northern Ghana. Since 1998. Archaeology of Tongo Hills, Ghana (In collaboration with Prof. Timothy Insoll and Dr. Rachel MacLean of University of Manchester, UK. From 2004 to 2009. Koma Land Archaeological Research Project, northern Ghana. A Partnership with Mr. Samuel Nkumbaan of the University of Ghana. June 2006 to Present. (Also with Dr. Natalie Swanepoel of the University of South Africa, Prof. Timothy Insoll of the University of Manchester,in 2010 and 2011 ). Archaeology of Boabeng-Fiema, Brong Ahafo Region, Since 2014 (with Mr. Siaw Appiah-Adu, University of Ghana).


  • Kankpeyeng, B., Swanepoel, N., Insoll, T., Nkumbaan, S., Amartey, S., Saako, M. 2013. Insights into Past Ritual Practice at Yikpabongo, Northern Region, Ghana. African Archaeological Review 30: 475-499.

  • Anquandah, J., Kankpeyeng, B. and Apoh. W. (eds.). 2014. “Current Perspectives in the Archaeology of Ghana”. University of Ghana Readers’ Series. Accra: Sub- Saharan Publishers.

  • Insoll, Timothy and Kankpeyeng, B. W. 2014. Reconstructing the Archaeology of Movement in Northern Ghana. Insights into Past Ritual and Performance? In, Ogundiran and Saunders (eds.), Materialities, Meanings and Modernities of Rituals in Black Atlantic, pp. 28 – 46. Bloomington: Indiana University Press

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