Sada Mire

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Sada Mire, Archaeologist of Somalia and Somaliland

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Somali Black East African

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FinishedFinished answering on Jul 03 at 18:45 BST

Ask me about:

  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • Cultural heritage
  • Divine Fertility
  • Northeast Africa
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Thank you for your questions. This is a very little researched field. Archaeologically it is not possible to ever know for sure where the origin lies. Nevertheless, most academics agree that Eastern Cushitic speaking groups seem to originate from the Lake Turkana area (cf. Ehret, 1976.). This is ma…

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Thank you for your questions. The archaeology of the Somali region and the Horn of Africa as a whole is some of the most fascinating material I have ever worked on. And I have worked on Ancient Egypt and Viking sites, the latter with excavating 'ritual temples', little men of gold, and Abbasid coin…

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Have we found ancient egyptian hieroglyphics in Somalia?

Sada Mire - 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your question. We have no knowledge of hieroglyphics of (ancient) Egypt in Somalia. However, my team and I have located what looks like Tifinagh writing in sites like Sameeno Furte. It is a Berber writing coming all the way from current day Libya. You can read this in my article Mappi…

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Yes, professor Brandt worked in Buur Hakaba. You can find more references in some of my articles, where I refer to some of the Italian mission in this region. However, these were very unsystematic and sporadic missions. Brandt explored Buur Heybe shelters and studied burials by excavation from the …

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Sada, are somali or Kenyan?

Sada Mire - 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your question. I was born in Hargeisa, and when I was few months old, my family moved to Baydhaba, where I was till I was almost a year old and then we settled in Mogadishu, guryaha booliska, Madina. In 1991 the Somali civil war reached Mogadishu and as an IDP and refugee I lived in E…

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Thank you for your question. I hope to meet my students and visit Univeristy of Hargeisa as soon as the pandemic allows. Hopefully within this year, if God willing.

Thank you for your question- One important element of my research and in relation to my synthesis (in the book Divine Fertility) has been the question why do practices and rituals take place. Practices and rituals women do before marriage depends on what they are trying to achieve. I have explored …

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Hi Yusuf Dahir! Thank you for your kind words. First of all you are doing a terrific job yourself documenting the landscape and the beauty and raising awareness of the urban and natural landscapes of Somaliland. Thank you for doing that! There are many channels we can take to protect and preserve o…
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Thank you for your questions, Yes, apart from the oral stories, we have other expressions of historical consciousness and historiographies. You say 'something durable, withstanding'. It really depends on the question at hand. Archaeology is quite durable but it is also all about how it is i…

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What can you say about "Cilmi Habareed"?

Sada Mire - 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your question and kind words. Muuse Galaal (one of my heroes) defined the three as such:

“There is firstly the Cilmi-wadaad, the teaching of the religious leader, the sheikh, secondly, the Cilmi-habareed, the teaching of the "bush-nurse", and thirdly, the Cilmi-curraaf, the tea…

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