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Welcome to South Omo Research Center

  • About SORC

    The South Omo Research Center offers a forum for scientific debate and transcultural understanding in Southern Ethiopia.

  • Research

    SORC sees its support of scientists as central to its role in the promotion of knowledge about cultural diversity in South Omo.

  • Museum

    The SORC Museum offers a permanent collection providing an overview of the unique material culture of various ethnic groups living in South Omo.

  • Our Team

    The Research Center works with the help of many hands. Find information about our staff and our volunteers here.

Thank you...

...for visiting our new website. We're currently working hard to complete the transfer from our old website and we kindly ask for your patience in case you find certain information missing. The SORC Team




New Publications

Timothy Clack, Marcus Brittain
Timothy Clack, Marcus Brittain
Andrew Ridgewell, Fiona Flintan (eds.)

Contact Details

South Omo Research Center (SORC)
Box 87
Jinka, Ethiopia


Ph. +251 (0) 467 750 149
Ph. +251 (0) 913 737 228