Helina Woldekiros, PhD

Health and Human Development, Human Adaptation, Food Production, Agricultural Diets, Pastoralism

Helina Woldekiros studies ancient food sources in the Horn of Africa through her research into some of the earliest domesticated animals. She is an assistant professor of archeology with a focus on human adaptations during the beginnings of food production. This includes the history of the long-limbed African chicken and the Afar Trade Route of Ethiopia and Eritrea. She has collaborated with several universities in the United Kingdom and Ethiopia, including Mekelle University, to complete the work.



Goals & Impact

Develop a deep understanding of how chicken breeding and cultural practices shifted in the Horn of Africa from their introduction to the present day.