6 Black Archaeologists and Anthropologists You Should Know About

_1370323097_coverDr. George Abungu

Native Kenyan Abungu has won numerous awards in archaeology and has been an active voice in the field. He has been chairman of the International Standing Committee on the Traffic of Illicit Antiquities since 1999. From 1999-2002, Abungu served as the director-general of the National Museums of Kenya. During his time there, he oversaw the rescue of looted vigango (grave markers). In 2012, he was awarded ARCA’s (the Association for Research into Crimes against Art) lifetime achievement award. In 2013, the French government knighted Abungu by The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.