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The Archaeology of Africa : food, metals, and towns

Author: Thurstan Shaw
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1993.
Series: One world archaeology, 20.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The contributors to "The Archaeology of Africa" offer new insights and perspectives on a whole range of themes critical to African prehistory and early history.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thurstan Shaw
ISBN: 041508444X 9780415084444 041511585X 9780415115858
OCLC Number: 25746129
Description: xxxvi, 857 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Africa's climate in the Holocene / A.T. Grove --
The climatic and vegetational history of the equatorial regions of Africa during the upper Quaternary / J. Maley --
The tropical African cereals / J.R. Harlan --
The spread of domestic animals in Africa / J. Clutton-Brock --
Ethnographic and linguistic evidence for the prehistory of African ruminant livestock, horses and ponies / R. Blench --
Nilo-Saharans and the Saharo-Sudanese neolithic / C. Ehret --
Recent developments in African language classification and their implications for prehistory / R. Blench --
Linguistic evidence for the use of some tree and tuber food plants in southern Nigeria / K. Williamson. Examination of botanical remains from early neolithic houses at Nabta Playa, Western Desert, Egypt, with special reference to sorghum grains / K. Wasylikowa, J.R. Harlan, J. Evans, F. Wendorf, R. Schild, A.E. Close, H. Krolik & R.A. Housley --
Foraging and farming in Egypt : the transition from hunting and gathering to horticulture in the Nile valley / W. Wetterstrom --
The emergence of a food-producing economy in the Sahara / A. Muzzolini --
Identifying early farming traditions of west Africa / B.W. Andah --
The Kintampo complex : a case study of early sedentism and food production in sub-Sahelian west Africa / J. Anquandah --
Intensification in the west African Late Stone Age : a view from central Ghana / A.B. Stahl --
Agriculture and settlement among the Tiv of Nigeria : some ethnoarchaeological observations / C.A. Folorunso & S.O. Ogundele. Central Africa and the archaeology of the equatiorial rainforest : reflections on some major topics / M.K.H. Eggert --
Transition from Late Stone Age to Iron Age in the Sudano-Sahelian zone : a case study from the Perichadian plain / A. Holl --
The antiquity of cultivation and herding in Ethiopia / D.W. Phillipson --
The beginnings of food production in southwestern Kenya / P. Robertshaw --
The rise and fall of nomadic pastoralism in the central Namib desert / J. Kinahan --
The Iron Age peoples of east-central Botswana / D. Kiyaga-Mulindwa --
Iron age settlement and subsistence patterns in southern Malawi / Y.M. Juwayeyi --
A question of identities : an anthropological enquiry and a historical narrative / J.O. Vogel. A perspective on archaeological research in Mozambique / P.J.J. Sinclair, J.M.F. Morais, L. Adamowicz & R.T. Duarte --
New evidence on early iron-smelting from southeastern Nigeria / E.E. Okafor --
Changing perspectives on traditional iron production in west Africa / F.J. Kense & J. Ako Okoro --
Iron technology in the middle Sahel/Savanna : with emphasis on central Darfur / I. Musa Muhammed --
Iron-making techniques in the Kivu region of Zaïre : some of the differences between the South Maniema region and north Kivu / N'Sanda Buleli --
Ancient iron-making in Madagascar / C. Radimilahy --
The iron-making communities in Kenya / H.O. Kiriama --
Metaphors and representations associated with procolonial iron-smelting in eastern and southern Africa --
D.P. Collett --
The magical production of iron in the Cameroon grassfields / M. Rowlands & J.-P. Warnier. Town and village in ancient Egypt : ecology, society and urbanization / F.A. Hassan --
Urbanism in bronze age Egypt and northeast Africa / D. O'Connor --
The land of Punt / K.A. Kitchen --
State development and urbanism in northern Ethiopia / S. Munro-Hay --
Cities without citadels : understanding urban origins along the middle Niger / S.K. McIntoch & R.J. McIntosh --
Urbanization and state formation in Ghana during the Iron Age / J. Anquandah --
The salt industries of west Africa : a preliminary study / J. Alexander. Trade and politics on the eastern littoral of Africa, AD 800-1300 / H.T. Wright --
Exploitation of marine resources : evidence for the origin of the Swahili communites of east Africa / M. Horton & N. Mudida --
Coast-interior settlements and social relations in the Kenya coastal hinterland / G.H.O. Abungu & H.W. Mutoro --
Urban trajectories on the Zimbabwean plateau / P.J.J. Sinclair, I. Pikirayi, G. Pwiti & R. Soper --
Settlement area and communication in African towns and cities / R. Fletcher.
Series Title: One world archaeology, 20.
Responsibility: edited by Thurstan Shaw [and others].

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