David Akwasi Mensah Abrampah (PhD)



Since my appointment as Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies in 2011, I have attained much relevant research and teaching skills as well as insightful understanding in Archaeology and its extensive perspectives. I have interest in both general anthropology and historical archaeology, my research interest includes linguistic anthropology, archaeology of salt mining/trading and culture contact in the Gold Coast/Ghana. I have completed PhD thesis on Danish plantation system in Dodowa in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The research which culminated into doctoral research thesis was focused on the archaeological investigations of the Frederikssted plantation settlement founded in the late 18th-century. It seeks to explore and harness the historical and archaeological heritage resources in the area for historical reconstruction


La Trobe University, (PhD) 2018. Topic: Frederikssted: Archaeology of Former Danish Plantation at Dodowa, Ghana
University of Ghana; Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in Archaeology and Heritage Studies. 2006 -2008
MPhil Thesis Title: An Ethno-Archaeological Study of Salt Trade at Yeji

University of Ghana; Bachelor of Arts degree in Archaeology and Linguistics. 1999-2002


Conference presentations

  • Presented a lecture at Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria (AASV), Melbourne, Australia - 18/08/16
  • Presented a paper at SAA/ EAA conference dubbed: Connecting Continents: Archaeological Perspectives on Slavery, Trade and Colonialism held in Curaçao - 03/11/15 to 07/11/15
  • Presented paper at the 38th Annual African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) Conference held in Melbourne, Australia - 27th to 30th October 2015



  • Mensah Abrampah, D. A., Wazi Apoh, Gavua, K., Freeman, M. H., Amartey, S., Tei-Mensah, D. A., & Anokye, G. (2018). Assessing the Bui Dam Salvage Archaeology Project and Cultural Heritage of Impact Communities. Ethnographisch-Archäologische Zeitschrift (EAZ), 58(1/2), 275-294.
  • Mensah Abrampah, D. A. (2017). Strangers on Their Own Land: Examining Community Identity and Social Memory of Relocated Communities in the Area of the Bui Dam in West-central Ghana. Human Organization, 76(4), 291-303.
  • Mensah Abrampah D. A (2014), “Anthropological Examination of Yeji Salt Trade and its Linguistic Repertoire”. In Current Perspectives in the Archaeology of Ghana. Sub-Saharan publishers, Accra



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