I am associate professor of Geoarchaeology in the Paleoanthropology and Paleoenvironment Program, College of Natural Sciences at Addis Ababa University. I am also Associate Dean for Graduate Programs of the College of Natural Sciences. My research interests include prehistoric archaeology and the geochemical sourcing of raw materials. I have decades of experience in undertaking field survey and excavations in Ethiopia and elsewhere. I have also participated in several environmental/cultural impact assessments.
For the Middle Stone Age program I am especially interested in supervising students who want to study raw material sourcing and tool use.
Sahle, Y., Hutchings, W.K., Braun, D.R., Sealy, J.C., Morgan, L.E., Negash, A., Anafu, B. 2013. Earliest stone-tipped projectiles from the Ethiopian Rift date to >279,000 years ago. PLOS ONE. 8(11):e78092.
Agazi Negash, A., Brown, F., and Nash, B. 2011. Varieties and sources of artefactual obsidian in the Middle Stone Age of the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Archaeometry. 53(4):661-673.
Negash, A., Brown, F., and Alene, M., and Nash, B. 2010. Provenance of the Middle Stone Age Artifacts from the central sector of the Main Ethiopian Rift Valley. SINET: Ethiopian Journal of Science. 33(1):21-30.
Brown, F., Reid, C., and Negash, A., 2009. Possible isotopic fractionation of argon in source obsidians and archaeological artifacts from Kulkuletti, Ethiopia. Journal of Archaeological Science, 36(10):2119-2124.
Negash, A., Alene, M., Brown, F., Nash, B., and Shackely, M. S. 2007. Geochemical Provenance of the Terminal Pleistocene/Early Holocene Obsidian Artifacts from the Site of Beseka, Central Ethiopia. Journal of Archaeological Science, 34(8):1205-1210.
Negash A. and Shackley, M. S. 2006. Geochemical Provenance of Obsidian Artifacts from the Middle Stone Age (MSA) site of Porc Epic, Ethiopia. Archaeometry. 48(1):1-12
Negash A. and Shackley, M. S., and Mulugeta Alene. 2006. Source Provenance of Obsidian Artifacts from the Early Stone Age (ESA) site of Melka Konture, Ethiopia. Journal of Archaeological Science, 33(11):1647-1650.
Vogel, N., Nomade, S., Negash, A., and Renne, P. 2006. Forensic 40Ar/39Ar dating: a provenance study of Middle Stone Age obsidian artifacts from Ethiopia. Journal of Archaeological Science. 33(11):1749-1765.