Bernard Clist is currently a research associate at the Institut des Mondes Africains (IMAF), the Collège de France in Paris (France) and the Consejo de Investigaciones, Cientificas y Tecnologias (CICTE) of Equatorial Guinea. He is an anthropologically and historically oriented archaeologist, who has specialised during the last 37 years in the later Holocene archaeology of sub-Saharan Africa, specifically of Central Africa. He has directed research project about the region's first villages in Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. From 1985 until 1995 he was the CICIBA Archaeology Department's head, department he had created in Gabon. He has also carried out numerous Environmental Impact Studies for America, British, and French companies in Gabon and in Zambia. Overall he has published over 150 papers and 8 books or booklets, and developed 9 web sites relating to archaeology and anthropology. In 2015 and 2016, he was associated to finish and polish the Republic of Angola final report to UNESCO to get the ancient capital of the Kongo kingdom, Mbanza Kongo, onto the World Heritage List. This was effective in July 2017.
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