PANAF: The Pan-African Archeology Association has been working for more than sixty years to bring together archaeologists from all African countries and to combine African efforts to promote interest in archeology from the entire African continent.

Year Host city President
1st 1947 Nairobi, Kenya Henri Breuil
2nd 1952 Algiers, Algeria Henri Breuil
3rd 1955 Livingstone, Zambia Louis Leakey
4th 1959 Kinshasa (then Leopoldville), DRC Camille Arambourg
5th 1963 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands Luis Pericot Garcia
6th 1967 Dakar, Senegal Amadou Mahtar M’Bow
7th 1971 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thurston Shaw
8th 1977 Nairobi, Kenya Bethwell Ogot
9th 1983 Jos, Nigeria Ekpo Eyo
10th 1995 Harare, Zimbabwe David Kiyaga-Mulindwa
11th 2001 Bamako, Mali Hamady Bocoum
12th 2005 Gaborone, Botswana Alinah Segobye
13th 2010 Dakar, Senegal Benjamin Smith
14th 2014 Johannesburg, South Africa Ibrahima Thiaw
15th 2018 Rabat, Morocco