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Wazi Apoh

Senior Lecturer
Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies
University of Ghana


Dr. Wazi Apoh started his appointment as a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana on 9th June 2009. Prior to his coming to Ghana in 2009, he taught for a couple of years as a Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholar at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts and Master degrees in archaeology from the University of Ghana in 1997 and 2001 respectively. His exposure to new methods and techniques of archaeology and anthropology from the United States of America, where he obtained his PhD in archaeological anthropology in 2008, is indeed an indispensable asset needed in the training of students in this department. In terms of mentoring students, he has served as an Academic Advisor for Level 100, 300 and 600 since he joined the Department. He was also the representative to the Academic Board of the University of Ghana in the 2009/2010 and 2011/2012 academic years.

Research Interest

His specialty is in the fields of cultural heritage management, contract/salvage archaeology and development anthropology in connection with mining, dams and large scale construction sites. Since 2005, he has been involved in a number of on-going research activities. These include the Kpando Archaeology Project, The Kpando German Heritage Rehabilitation Project, the German Togoland Archaeological Project, the Adome-Atimpoku Ironworking Archaeological Project and the Bui Dam Salvage Archaeology project. He has also worked as a Senior Research Aide with the Public Archaeology Facility, Binghamton University from 2002 to 2007. During which he was engaged in a variety of heritage impact assessment works and archaeological surveys at cultural resource management sites in Upstate New York.


  • Apoh, W and Lundt, B (Eds) 2013 Germany and Its West African Colonies: “Excavations” of German Colonialism in Post-Colonial times. Lit Verlag, Berlin. ISBN 9783643903037

  • J. Anquandah, B. Kankpeyeng & Wazi Apoh (Eds) 2014 Current Perspectives on the Archaeology of Ghana. A Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies Reader. Sub-Saharan Publishers. Accra. ISBN 9789988647988.

  • Apoh, W (In prep) Revelations of Domination: Discovering the Buried Past of the Akpinis, Germans and British at Kpando, Ghana. To be published by the Unisa Press, South Africa

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