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The Oxford Handbook Of African Archaeology

Author : Peter Mitchell
ISBN : 9780199569885
Genre : History
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This Handbook provides a comprehensive synthesis of African archaeology, covering the entirety of the continent's past from the beginnings of human evolution to the archaeological legacy of European colonialism. It includes a mixture of key methodological and theoretical issues and debates and situates the subject's contemporary practice.
Category: History

African Archaeology

Author : D. W. Phillipson
ISBN : 052154002X
Genre : History
File Size : 40.90 MB
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Research in Africa is now accepted as an integral part of global archaeological studies. As well as providing archaeologists with the oldest material, Africa is also widely recognised as the birthplace of modern man and his characteristic cultural patterns. Archaeological study of later periods provides unique and valuable evidence for the development of African culture and society, while ongoing research in Africa provides insights relevant to the interpretation of the archaeological record in other parts of the world. In this fully revised and expanded 2005 edition of his seminal archaeological survey, David Phillipson presents a lucid and fully illustrated account of African archaeology from prehistory and the origins of humanity to the age of European colonisation. The work spans the entire continent from the Mediterranean to the Cape of Good Hope and demonstrates the relevance of archaeological research to the understanding of Africa today.
Category: History

African Archaeology

Author : Ann Brower Stahl
ISBN : 1405101555
Genre : Social Science
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A landmark introduction to the archaeology of Africa that challenges misconceptions & claims about Africa’s past and teaches students how to evaluate these claims. Provides an unprecedented and exciting introduction to the archaeology of Africa Challenges misconceptions & claims about Africa’s past and teaches students how to evaluate these claims Includes a thoughtful introduction that explores the contexts that have shaped archaeological knowledge of Africa's past Lays out research questions that have shaped the contours of African archaeology Comprised of chapters specifically written for this volume by prominent archaeologists with regional and topical expertise
Category: Social Science

A History Of African Archaeology

Author : Peter Robertshaw
ISBN : 9780852550656
Genre : Africa
File Size : 88.22 MB
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This is the first book to chronicle the development of African archaeology as a subject.
Category: Africa

East African Archaeology

Author : Chapurukha M. Kusimba
ISBN : 9781934536261
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 86.72 MB
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The goal of this volume is to impart an appreciation of the many facets of East Africa's cultural and archaeological diversity over the last 2,000 years. It brings together chapters on East African archaeology, many by Africa-born archaeologists who review what is known, present new research, and pinpoint issues of debate and anomaly in the relatively poorly known prehistory of East Africa.
Category: Social Science

Aspects Of African Archaeology

Author : PanAfrican Association for Prehistory and Related Studies. Congress
ISBN : UCSC:32106016607506
Genre : Social Science
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The African Archaeology Network

Author : Felix Chami
ISBN : 9976604084
Genre : History
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Investigating how ancient African societies exploited resources, developed settlements, and established trade networks, this Pan-African project aims to develop new models to understand how ancient communities adjusted and responded to political and environmental upheavals.
Category: History

Material Explorations In African Archaeology

Author : Timothy Insoll
ISBN : 9780191062223
Genre : Social Science
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How people engaged with materials such as clay or stone, why people dug features such as pits, why they decorated their bodies, or treated their dead in certain ways, were all meaningful in the African past. However, these are subjects that have been generally neglected by archaeologists working in Africa until recently. Material Explorations in African Archaeology examines materiality in African archaeology by exploring concepts of material agency and material engagement and entanglement in relation to their manifest presence in persons, animals, objects, substances, and contexts. It investigates the magnificent and complex world of past African materiality by considering a range of case studies. These include, for example, why standing stones were erected, the potential meanings of bodily alteration practices such as scarification and dental modification, and why, recurrently, Africans in the past gave ritual importance to objects, materials, and locations thought of as exotic or different. Adopting a multidisciplinary focus, the volume draws not only on archaeology but also, among other areas, ethnography and history, discussing themes such as bodies, landscape, healing and medicine, and divination, as well as concepts such as memory and biography, transformation, and metaphor and metonym.
Category: Social Science