Nyame Akuma

Bulletin of the Society of Africanist Archaeologists

Nyama Akuma is published twice per year by the Society of Africanist Archaeologists and provides short research reports, announcements, and editorials concerning African archaeology. If you are interested in submitting an article, please consult the Nyame Akuma Editorial Policy (in English or French), which contains instructions for authors. 

This is the main page for accessing the online archive of issues of Nyame Akuma from 1972 to 2014 (Numbers 1-82). Click on any of these issues to see the Table of Contents. Numbers 43 and later have downloadable PDF versions of individual articles, which can be accessed by clicking on any article title. Numbers 42 and earlier have fewer illustrations and shorter articles, so the entire issue will download. The six most recent issues (2015-2017, Numbers 83-88) of Nyame Akuma are accessible to digital (online) subscribers only.

SAfA members who subscribe to Nyame Akuma in any form can access these issues with their member password. Please go to Memberships page to see our membership and subscription fees and to subscribe online. Membership plus digital subscription to Nyame Akuma is available at very nominal cost to Northern hemisphere residents. It is free for Africans residing in Africa.

Use your membership password to access the full content of the six latest issues of Nyame Akuma. Without a password, you will only be able to access the Table of Contents of the last six issues, plus the archive of the earlier issues, from the list below.

Nyame Akuma editors from 1972-2018:

M. Dores Cruz and Els Cornelissen (2016-2018); Diane Lyons (2009-2016); Pam Willoughby (1994-2008); John Bower (1989-1994); David Lubell (1987-1989); François Kense (1986); David Lubell (1982-1985); Nicholas David (1982); Peter L. Shinnie (1972-1981)

NYAME AKUMA Numbers 83-88 (2015-2017)

Password Controlled Articles. Articles downloadable by digital subscribers/SAfA members

Year Number/Month

2017 No. 87, June

2016 No. 85, June

2015 No. 83, June

NYAME AKUMA Numbers 1-82 (1972-2014)

Downloadable articles from archives


No. 88, December

No. 86, December

No. 84, December