Saturday, July 9, 2011

Archaeologist Catherine Namono

SHE did not hope she would become an archeaologist, until Catherine Namono went to South Africa to pursue her second masters degree in art history.

“The market was flooded with art historians. I wanted to generate new information on a virgin area, so I enrolled for another masters degree in rock art studies at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. That degree marked my shift from art history to archaeology,” Namono says.

After graduation, she wasted no time pursuing a PhD in her newfound passion. Namono’s graduation with a doctorate last year inked her name in the books of history as Uganda’s first female archaeologist with a PhD. Todate, she still monopolises that status.

She also became Uganda’s second archaeologist after the late Prof. David Mulindwa Kiyaga.

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