2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Language & Literature

Unearthing the Origin of the Igbo People through Igbo-Ukwu Art
Samuel N. Edeh
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

In the question of the origin of the Igbo people in Southeast Nigeria, historians have investigated various means including oral traditions, linguistic pattern, and correlation of human traits. To the extent that these means have provided important information about the ancestry of the Igbo people, it is equally noteworthy that archaeologists have gathered remarkable information from art-forms excavated in Igbo territory. The artifacts and cultural regalia found in archaeological sites in Igbo Ukwu, the ancestral home of the Igbo people, have proved invaluable in reconstructing the origin of the Igbo people. This paper investigates Igbo-Ukwu art as a preamble to discovering the origin of the Igbo people.

Keywords: Igbo people , ancestry, archaeological sites, Igbo-Ukwu art

Topic(s):History

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 21-2
Location: VH 1320
Time: 10:00

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