The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia


Sean H. Reid is a doctoral candidate in the Anthropology Department at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. He specializes in African archaeology, maritime archaeology, and the archaeology of the Atlantic world. His dissertation, titled “Continuity, Transformations, and Rupture in the Forests of Gold,” examines broad transformations over the past 2,000 years in the lifeways of the people inhabiting the coast and hinterlands of Central and Western Region, Ghana. He specializes in the use of remotely sensed imagery to aid archaeological survey, particularly satellite imagery. Sean was a Fulbright Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year affiliated with the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon. He is also a former Critical Language Scholar (Egypt '09) and has worked on archaeological projects in Sierra Leone, South Africa, The Gambia, Barbados, Maryland, Florida, and France. 

First Name: 
Pre-Doctoral Fellow (Anthropology)
Syracuse University
Dissertation Title: 
“Continuity, Transformations, and Rupture in the Forests of Gold”