Western Burial Grounds of Meroitic Nobility 4th Centry AdBorn and raised in the City of Detroit, Nubia became interested in geology and paleontology at the age of 7 while digging in the earth and researching stones, plants and animal fossils of Michigan.

After reading about the treasures of Tutankhamen at age 8 she became sure that her life interest would be investigating and researching the accomplishments of early African civilizations.

She taught science for grade levels Pre-K – grade 8, for ten years. She has dedicated a great deal of her life toward uplifting the Black community and will continue in this work. “There is much to be done. I am confident with the young brilliant minds that I have encountered are a small sample of the actual number just waiting for their chance.”

With a B. A. in Anthropology and a M.A. in Historic Archaeology, she has worked at major museums in the Detroit area, such as the Wayne State University Anthropology Museum, The Henry Ford Museum, The Detroit Institute of Arts and as a registrar, which is the caretaker of the collections, at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Now she is proud to be involved in her greatest endeavor, which is the research and excavations of Ancient Nubia at the Isle of Meroe in the Sudan. In November of 2015 a large discovery was made at the field site in Sudan where she has previously excavated. The Abu Eritrea site has a large temple that dates back to the first century BC (circa  5 – 20 BC).  Wardford recovered the first artifact at the site, a drawing of a plumed head dress, possibly of royalty, and some sherds that were dated to 10, 000 BC.  This prehistoric find is unprecedented. The Butana desert contains the remains of a civilization that predates ancient Kemet.  The study of Ancient Kush is a lifelong endeavor. It is the goal of Nubian Archaeological Project to produce educational materials and presentations that highlight the existence and the accomplishments of the people of The Sacred Cities of Ancient Nubia, a region of Ancient Kush.
“At the very earliest period known to mankind, an African civilization in the areas later called the Sudan and Egypt was fully developed with all the areas of civilized life already matured. Its beginning being placed so far into the early history of the world that it is beyond the reach of man.” Chancellor Williams