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African archaeology : a critical introduction

Author: Ann Brower Stahl
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Publ., 2005.
Series: Blackwell studies in global archaeology, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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* 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. *  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Brower Stahl
ISBN: 1405101555 9781405101554 1405101563 9781405101561
OCLC Number: 253532232
Description: XIV, 490 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten.
Contents: Series Editors' Preface. Figures. Tables. Notes on Contributors. 1 Introduction. Changing Perspectives on Africa's Pasts: Ann Brower Stahl (State University of New York at Binghamton). 2 Barbarous Tribes and Unrewarding Gyrations? The Changing Role of Ethnographic Imagination in African Archaeology: Paul J. Lane (British Institute in Eastern Africa). 3 Discord after Discard. Reconstructing Aspects of Oldowan Hominin Behavior: Thomas Plummer (City University of New York). 4 The Middle and Upper Pleistocene African Record for the Biological and Behavioral Origins of Modern Humans: Curtis W. Marean and Zelalem Assefa (Arizona State University; SUNY at Stony Brook. 5 A Late Pleistocene Archive of Life at the Coast, Klasies River: H. J. Deacon and Sarah Wurz (University of Stellenbosch; University of Stellenbosch). 6 Modeling Later Stone Age Societies in Southern Africa: Peter Mitchell (University of Oxford). 7 Holocene "Aquatic" Adaptations in North Tropical Africa: Augustin F. C. Holl (University of Michigan). 8 Pastoralism and its Consequences: Diane Gifford-Gonzalez (University of California, Santa Cruz). 9 Holocene Occupations of the Forest and Savanna: Joanna Casey (University of South Carolina). 10 The Romance of Farming--Plant Cultivation and Domestication in Africa: Katharina Neumann (J. W. Goethe-Universitat). 11 Metallurgy and its Consequences: S. Terry Childs and Eugenia W. Herbert (National Park Service, Mount Holyoke College). 12 The Bantu Problem and African Archaeology: Manfred Eggert (Institut fur Ur- und Fruhgeschichte und Archaologie des Mittelalters). 13 The Archaeology of Sub-Saharan Urbanism: Cities and their Countrysides: Adria LaViolette and Jeff Fleisher (University of Virginia; University of Virginia). 14 Interaction, Marginalization, and the Archaeology of the Kalahari: Andrew Reid (University College London). 15 Southern Africa and the East African Coast: Gilbert Pwiti (University of Zimbabwe). 16 Mosaics and Interactions: East Africa, 2000 B.P. to the Present: Chapurukha M. Kusimba and Sibel B. Kusimba (The Field Museum, Chicago; Northern Illinois University). 17 From Pottery Groups to Ethnic Groups in Central Africa: Pierre de Maret (Universite Libre de Bruxelles). 18 Two Thousand Years of West African History: Scott MacEachern (Bowdoin College). Index
Series Title: Blackwell studies in global archaeology, 3.
Responsibility: ed. by Ann Brower Stahl.
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