Aliyu Adamu Isa is a Lecturer in the Department and Heritage Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria. He has worked as archaeologist II, at the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM), Nigeria. My station, the Nok museum, under the partnership of Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany, was at the centre of the Nok Culture Research Project that focused on unravelling the beginning of complex societies in sub-Saharan Africa. The 12-years grant by the German Research Foundation (DFG) from 2009 aims at a long-term, interdisciplinary approach to the investigation of the Nok culture. I am a Fellow of the Africa Humanities Program (AHP). I have researched Surame (PhD) and I was Co-Director, Field School of the Department of Archaeology, Ahmadu Bello University in Karofi, Dabai, Karfi, Turunku, Gozaki, and Yandoto-Nigeria.