Akin Ige

Akin Ige
Middlesex County College · Natural Sciences

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January 2014 - present
Middlesex County College
Position
  • Professor
October 1988 - December 2013
Obafemi Awolowo University
Position
  • Professor

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Publications (18)
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The quest for a comprehensive understanding of Africa’s indigenous technology has been an important intellectual agenda in Black Studies. In some instances this interest has tended to be speculative and derivative because most Black Studies scholars are not trained in the disciplinary fields that are relevant for investigating Africa’s indigenous t...
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Idanre, which represents a unique topographical landscape within southwestern Nigeria, is being proposed to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for designation as a world heritage site. In line with this, we conducted a survey to document the rich geological, biological and cultural resources contained withi...
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Several samples of potsherd pavement were recovered during excavation and archaeological reconnaissance of six sites, along the trade and migration route of the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria. A significant feature of these pavements is the similarity to Ife in design which consists of a herringbone design, with a ritual pot embedded in their middl...
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A group of soapstone statues found near the village of Esie in southwestern Nigeria is one of the largest collections of prehistoric sculpture found in sub-Saharan Africa. The statues were found at Esie by people of the Igbomina sub-grouping of the Yoruba ethnic group when they settled in the Esie area some 300 years ago. The origin of the statues...
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Slags are the most abundant and best-preserved product of traditional iron smelting and are thus a staple of archaeometallurgical research in this area. A wealth of technical information has been gleaned from these studies, identify-ing the bloomery process as the universal method of pre-industrial iron production across the Old World. Despite cove...
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Thermoluminescence of gamma-irradiated muscovite samples from two deposits in Southwestern Nigeria have been studied. Their glow curves and TL sensitivity are shown to be deposit dependent. TL peaks are observed around 238 and 330∘C in one, and only at 238∘C (as measured with a heating rate of 8∘Cs-1) in the other. The dose responses of the glow pe...
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Fragmentary glass-working crucibles, drawn glass beads and ritual glass objects (aje ileke) from Ile-Ife, southwestern Nigeria, were analysed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM-EDS), electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF). The very unusual high-lime, high-alumina glass lining the crucibles matched the composition of t...
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Summary Muscovites from pegmatite bodies from southwestern Nigeria have been characterized by PIXE. The chemical analysis reveals that in these muscovites, the interlayer sites are occupied mainly by K, Fe, Rb Na, and traces of Mg and Ca in the octahedral positions whilst Si, Al, Ti Mn occur in the tetrahedral ones. The low Na/(Na+ K) ratios, low T...
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Two laterite profiles on ultramafic rocks in Mokuro-Ife area of southwestern Nigeria, were investigated for the formation of secondary minerals and trace element behavior during humid tropical weathering. Microscopic and X-ray data indicate that the rocks alter to talc, tremolite and chromiferous chlorite. Chlorite becomes thre major stable compone...
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Accelerator-based technique of PIXE was employed for the determination of the elemental concentration of an industrial mineral, talc. Talc is a very versatile mineral in industries with several applications. Due to this, there is a need to know its constituents to ensure that the workers are not exposed to health risks. Besides, microscopic tests o...
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For the first time, the complementary accelerator-based analytical technique of PIXE and electron microprobe analysis (EMPA) were employed for the characterization of some Nigeria’s natural minerals namely fluorite, tourmaline and topaz. These minerals occur in different areas in Nigeria. The minerals are mainly used as gemstones and for other scie...
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Electronprobe mineral data of samples of Esie statues is presented as a possible tool for provenance studies. Most of the samples contain talc, chlorite, cummingtonite and rarely tremolite. Other talc-bearing schists are prevalent in the Esie area. However talc-cummingtonite rocks, similar to the raw materials used for the sculptures are found only...
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Garnet-bearing assemblages in pelitic rocks (mica schists) from two localities in Ilesha schist belt, southwestern Nigeria, are investigated using optical and elèctronprobe techniques. The samples contain the assemblages quartz-garnet-biotite-plagioclase-staurolite-muscovite-magnetite, and quartz-garnet-biotite-staurolite-muscovite-chlorite-ilmenit...
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Fourteen fayalitic bloomery slags, possible ore and furnace wall samples from an ancient smelting site in southwestern Nigeria were analysed by chemical and mineralogical techniques. They derive from a skillful bloomery smelting operation extracting the maximum possible amount of iron from the ore. For most of the slags the analyses show an excepti...
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In the Proterozoic Schist Belt of Nigeria, lenticular bodies of metabasites and meta-ultramafics are frequently intercalated within staurolite bearing metapelitic schists. Such a metamorphosed mafic-ultramafic complex is particularly well exposed in the Mokuro riverbed between the towns of Ife and Ilesha. These outcrops display contact relationship...
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24 Ultramafic rock samples from 3 different areas of the Schist Belt of Southwestern Nigeria were analyzed for 11 rare earth elements (REE) by instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA). REE patterns of the ultramafic rocks are similar for the 3 different areas, and the REE abundances are smaller than for other types of rocks from the same are...
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Some high magnesian rocks (MgO 23–32%) having chemical similarity with rocks from komatititic suites were subjected to a detailed geochemical study which lead to a discussion of their petrogenesis. All rocks were subjected to regional metamorphism of upper greenschist to amphibolite facies. Consequently, the discussions on petrogenesis have relied...

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