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West African Journal Of Archaeology

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ISBN : IND:30000123770699
Genre : Africa, West
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Rethinking The African Cultural Script

Author : Bassey W. Andah
ISBN : STANFORD:36105073333267
Genre : History
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Foundations Of Civilization In Tropical Africa

Author : West African Archaeological Association
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114487791
Genre : History
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Movements Borders And Identities In Africa

Author : Toyin Falola
ISBN : 9781580462969
Genre : Business & Economics
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A groundbreaking interrogation of the myriad causes and effects of African migration, from the pre-colonial to the modern era.

The Epistemology Of West African Settlements

Author : Bassey W. Andah
ISBN : STANFORD:36105070633628
Genre : Africa, West
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Sources And Methods In African History

Author : Toyin Falola
ISBN : 1580461344
Genre : History
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An overview of the ongoing methods used to understand African history.

Historical Archaeology In Africa

Author : Peter Ridgway Schmidt
ISBN : 0759109656
Genre : History
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Historical Archaeology in Africa is an inquiry into the questions that count, proposing different ways of thinking about historical archaeology. Peter Schmidt challenges readers to expand their horizons beyond the ethnocentrism of archaeology, as it is defined and practiced in North America. Confronting topics of oral traditions, our orientation to archaeology, and the misrepresentation of various cultures, Schmidt calls for a new pathway to an enriched, more nuanced, and more inclusive historical archaeology.

Historical Archaeology In Nigeria

Author : Kit W. Wesler
ISBN : 086543610X
Genre : Social Science
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The case studies included in this collection range from the coast of Lagos State, through the Yoruba inland, once dominated by Oyo and Ibadan, to Benin City, seat of the great pre-colonial empire, north to Zungeru, seat of colonial administration under Lord Lugard, and the Jos Plateau, homeland of the Ron; and south again to the Niger Delta, where the Nigerian people first began their historic interaction with Portuguese explorers.

The Archaeology Of Africa

Author : Bassey Andah
ISBN : 9781134679423
Genre : Social Science
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Africa has a vibrant past. It emerges from this book as the proud possessor of a vast and highly complicated interweaving of peoples and cultures, practising an enormous diversity of economic and social strategies in an 2xtraordinary range of environmental situations. At long last the archaeology of Africa has revealed enough of Africa's unwritten past to confound preconceptions about this continent and to upset the picture inferred from historic written records. Without an understanding of its past complexities, it is impossible to grasp Africa's present, let alone its future.

The Oxford Handbook Of African Archaeology

Author : Peter Mitchell
ISBN : 9780191626159
Genre : Social Science
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Africa has the longest and arguably the most diverse archaeological record of any of the continents. It is where the human lineage first evolved and from where Homo sapiens spread across the rest of the world. Later, it witnessed novel experiments in food-production and unique trajectories to urbanism and the organisation of large communities that were not always structured along strictly hierarchical lines. Millennia of engagement with societies in other parts of the world confirm Africa's active participation in the construction of the modern world, while the richness of its history, ethnography, and linguistics provide unusually powerful opportunities for constructing interdisciplinary narratives of Africa's past. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date 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. As well as covering almost all periods and regions of the continent, it includes a mixture of key methodological and theoretical issues and debates, and situates the subject's contemporary practice within the discipline's history and the infrastructural challenges now facing its practitioners. Bringing together essays on all these themes from over seventy contributors, many of them living and working in Africa, it offers a highly accessible, contemporary account of the subject for use by scholars and students of not only archaeology, but also history, anthropology, and other disciplines.

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