Tim in project meeting under a sacred tree (Photo copyright Alberto Arzoz 2010)The Mursiland Heritage Project is a collaborative effort. Although this means that multiple institutions and specialists from around the world are involved with the project, it also registers the deep involvement of local stakeholders.

Mursi and Marcus (Photo copyright Alberto Arzoz 2010))This most notably includes the Mursi community whose knowledge of the landscape is incredibly rich, and within whose home the project is based. Within the project emphasis is firmly placed upon the character of archaeological sites as zones of contact for the productive cohabitation of multiple cultures and worldviews.

This is not an easy task, and requires considerable work, but lays common ground for mutual learning between participants, both local and non-local.

The Mursiland Heritage Project relies on a principles of collaborative participation in research.



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