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Lead organisation:

St. Andrew’s University (UK)


St Andrew's University is running this project in partnership with the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).

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Project summary:

In Tanzania, the 3.66-million-year-old Laetoli footprint site and the 19th century coastal slave warehouse complex of Winde are currently at risk due to the effects of climate change, such as increased rainfall and rising sea levels.

Through training that addresses the specific areas that make these sites vulnerable, members of the local community, heritage professionals and practitioners will develop their documentation skills in a variety of digital methods and apply their training with in-field recording.

Local narratives and oral history associated with the two sites will be digitally captured and documented. This will result in an exhibition and a documentary to be presented in collaboration with local museums and festivals.

Heritage documented during the project will also be uploaded to national digital databases, ensuring that the heritage is permanently preserved and available to future generations.