Interior of the Banda rockshelter (sdekpͻͻ in Nafaanra). Its floor is covered with large boulders which sheared from the shelter's roof over time. Banda oral histories refer to this as the cave in which people hid during Asante's attacks on Banda in the 1700s. These stories may relate to Asantehene Osei Kwadwo's campaign against Banda during the dry season of 1773-74. After this, in February 1774, Dutch officials at Elmina Castle reported purchasing captives from Asante's war against "Benda." Pictured here are members of the Banda Research Project. Front L-R: Enoch Mensah, Yaw Frimpong, Kofi Photo, David Adjartey Tei-Mensah. Center: Ann Stahl. Back L-R: Devin Tepleski, Amanda Logan, Andy Gurstelle, Lamini. Banda hills, June/July, 2009.