University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Robert Netting

Kofyar Building in Mud and Stone

By: Robert Netting

The Kofyar are a tough, hard working, notably independent people living in Northern Nigeria. They are hill men whose individualism seems rooted in the rugged land they inhabit and reflected in their distinctive architecture. The dispersed settlements of the Kofyar occupy a range of hills on the southern edge of the Jos Plateau and a […]