Posters

Members of the Banda Research Project have developed informational posters that are housed at the Banda Cultural Centre in Banda-Ahenkro and are available for community use in classrooms, at events and other occasions.

PDFs of these posters can be accessed below. Posters are shared under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license. We encourage their use with appropriate citation. Suggested citation formats are listed with each record.

Learning about Life in the Past: History & Archaeology

About:  Describes how we learn about the past through oral histories, colonial documents and archaeological excavations. Explains why archaeologists dig; what they learn from  excavations; and how they determine how old things are. It was shared with community at a 2011 event at the Banda Cultural Centre.

To cite: Stahl, Ann B. 2011.  Learning about Life in the Past: History & Archaeology. Poster developed for the Banda Cultural Centre, Banda-Ahenkro, Ghana.

Learning from the Past

About: Describes what can be learned by studying the past and what has changed over time. It was shared with community at a 2014 event at the Banda Cultural Centre.

To cite: Logan, Amanda. 2014. Learning from the Past. Poster developed for the Banda Cultural Centre, Banda-Ahenkro, Ghana.

The British Colonial Period. Village Life from the 1890s to 1957

About: Provides a timeline of events for the 19th and early 20th century;  describes Gold Coast Government village planning efforts; and shares images of colonial period objects. It was shared with community at a 2011 event at the Banda Cultural Centre.

To cite: Stahl, Ann B. 2011. The British Colonial Period. Village Life form the 1890s to 1957. Poster developed for the Banda Cultural Centre, Banda-Ahenkro, Ghana.

Banda in the 18th & 19th Centuries. Village Life in the Period of Later Atlantic Trade (1700-1875)

About: Provides a timeline of events for the 18th and 19th centuries; describes early documentary references to Banda and shares what has been learned about life in the period through archaeological research. It was shared with community at a 2011 event at the Banda Cultural Centre.

To cite: Stahl, Ann B. 2011. Banda in the 18th & 19th Centuries. Village Life in the Period of Later Atlantic Trade (1700-1875). Poster developed for the Banda Cultural Centre, Banda-Ahenkro, Ghana.

Banda in the 15th to 17th Centuries. Village Life in the Period of the Early Atlantic Trade (AD 1400-1650)

About: Presents a timeline based on radiocarbon dating and historical sources; describes making of metals, use of animals and new objects and practices associated with Atlantic connections. It was shared with community at a 2011 event at the Banda Cultural Centre.

To cite: Stahl, Ann B. 2011. Banda in the 15th to 17th Centuries. Village Life in the Period of Early Atlantic Trade (AD 1400-1650). Poster developed for the Banda Cultural Centre, Banda-Ahenkro, Ghana.

Banda in the 13th to 15th Centuries. Village Life in the Period of Saharan Trade (AD1200-1450)

About:  Describes how archaeology helps us to understand life in a time when Banda people had strong northern trade connections. Describes a metal-working workshop and a range of objects found there. It was shared with community at a 2011 event at the Banda Cultural Centre.

To cite: Stahl, Ann B. 2011. Banda in the 13th to 15th Centuries. Village Life in the Period of Saharan Trade (AD 1200-1450). Poster developed for the Banda Cultural Centre, Banda-Ahenkro, Ghana.

Histories of Farming and Drought

About: Explains how we learn about farming in the past; describes the crops that Banda farmers grew in the past; and how people in the area survived a mega-drought several centuries ago. It was shared with community at a 2014 event at the Banda Cultural Centre.

To cite: Logan, Amanda. 2014. Histories of Farming and Drought. Poster developed for the Banda Cultural Centre, Banda-Ahenkro, Ghana.

Feeding the Family

About: Describes some of the foods on which people relied in the past; how they prepared them; and how they coped with food shortages during troubled times.

To cite: Logan, Amanda. 2014. Feeding the Family. Poster developed for the Banda Cultural Centre, Banda-Ahenkro, Ghana. It was shared with community at a 2014 event at the Banda Cultural Centre.

Clothing the Family

About: Illustrates the processes for spinning and dying thread and weaving cloth. Explores how people dressed in the past and why cloth is no longer locally made. It was shared with community at a 2014 event at the Banda Cultural Centre.

To cite: Logan, Amanda. 2014. Clothing the Family. Poster developed for the Banda Cultural Centre, Banda-Ahenkro, Ghana.

Housing the Family

About: Describes the techniques used to build houses in the present and past and how archaeologists learn about these practices. It was shared with community at a 2014 event at the Banda Cultural Centre.

To cite: Logan, Amanda. 2014. Housing the Family. Poster developed for the Banda Cultural Centre, Banda-Ahenkro, Ghana.

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