Our team

Our team consists of highly qualified and motivated professionals, who are all experts in cultural heritage preservation and management. With many years of experience in the industry, we have the expertise to provide comprehensive, first-rate services to our clients.

Dr. Yohannes Zeleke

Founder

Dr. Yohannes Zeleke is an archaeologist and anthropologist, former curator of the National Museum of Ethiopia and former research associate of the Russian Academy of Sciences Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunst-Kamera). He attended post-doctoral programs at UC Berkeley in Archaeology.

Currently, Dr. Zeleke is a research associate at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution. Over the past several years he has been teaching at George Washington and American University as an adjunct professor. All his associate guides are well versed historians with an intricate knowledge of Washington, D.C.

Dr. Zeleke is a licensed tour guide with the highest qualification in Archaeology, History, and Anthropology both for Washington, D.C. and Africa. 

Dr. Alemseged Beldados

Founder/Director

Dr. Alemseged Beldados is an Environmental Archaeologist at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Management, Addis Ababa University. He earned his Ph.D. degree from the Department of African and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Naples, Italy. 

He has conducted several field researches in Archaeology and Heritage Studies in Ethiopia and other African countries. Currently, he is PI of Archaeological Research Expedition in Konso Zone, Southern Ethiopia. His research area focus includes; human biological and cultural evolutions, paleoenvironmental reconstructions, Pleistocene and Holocene Archaeology, and Cultural Resources Management. He has also supervised and mentored several PhD and M.A students. He is currently working on Community Services and Tourist destination development in Konso Zone. 

Dr. Alemseged is passionate about field research and is interested in exploration of new areas.

Dr. Zelalem Bedaso

Founder

Dr. Zelalem Bedaso is an environmental geologist. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Florida and his postdoc at Johns Hopkins University. He is an associate professor in the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at the University of Dayton, Ohio, USA. 

Dr. Bedaso has extensive field research experience at multiple paleoanthropological sites in eastern Africa. His research involves understanding early human evolution's geologic, environmental, and climatic frameworks in the Great East African Rift Valley. He has also completed several projects focused on human-environment interaction at multiple sites in Ethiopia. He has led multiple fieldworks, offered training, and mentored students from Ethiopia and the US. 

Dr. Bedaso is passionate about the natural environment, human-environment-landscape interaction, exploring new areas, meeting new people, and sharing his knowledge. 

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