The 4 Foods I Must Have As Soon As I Land In Ethiopia


As soon as I landed in Ethiopia this past June, I was ready to eat. First, I had to shower and get briefed on all the archaeological ongoings prior to my arrival, but I had a list of food that I wanted to consume during my 10-day research trip to the Tigray region. I love Ethiopian food and there are some special food items that only taste right if I eat them in Ethiopia. This post lists...

An Inside Look into Studying Aksumite Archaeology in Ethiopia


What do Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis) and your morning cup of coffee (Coffea arabica) have in common? They’re both from Ethiopia. I’ve worked the in Tigray region of northeastern Ethiopia since 2012 and after a 2-year hiatus, I was excited to return this past June. The archaeological project I work with is the Southern Red Sea Archaeological Histories (SRSAH pronounced sir-sah)...

Smiti Nathan

I’m an archaeologist that travels around the world for both work and pleasure. I have a penchant for exploring ancient and modern places and the people, plants, and foods entangled in them. I write about archaeology, travel, and productivity.



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