Between 1909 and 1915, Northcote Thomas led four extensive anthropological surveys in Southern Nigeria and Sierra Leone, West Africa. We have reconstructed Thomas’s travels from fieldnotes, letters and information associated with his photographs, sound recordings and collections. Explore the itineraries of each of the surveys using the Google Maps below.

Tour 1, Edo-speaking peoples, 1909-10

Tour 2, Igbo-speaking peoples, 1910-11

Tour 3, Igbo-speaking peoples, 1912-13

Tour 4, Sierra Leone, 1914-15