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The Cambridge history of Africa. Vol. 1, From the earliest times to c.500 BC

Author: J Desmond Clark
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2008.
Series: Cambridge histories online
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Volume 1 of 'The Cambridge History of Africa' provides a survey of African pre-history from the time of the first hominids in the Plio-Pleistone up to the spread of iron technology after c.500 B.C. It therefore sets the stage for the history of the continent contained in the subsequent volumes.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Desmond Clark
ISBN: 9780511467110 0511467117
OCLC Number: 457145244
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed on 10 July, 2009).
Description: xxiii, 1087 pages : digital, PDF file.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Contents: The palaeo-ecology of the African continent: the physical environment of Africa from earliest geological to Later Stone Age times / Karl W. Butzer and H.B.S. Cooke --
Origins and evolution of African Hominidae / F. Clark Howell --
The earliest archaeological traces / Glynn Ll. Isaac --
The cultures of the Middle Palaeolithic/Middle Stone Age / J. Desmond Clark --
The Late Palaeolithic and Epi-Palaeolithic of northern Africa / Philip E.L. Smith --
The Later Stone Age in sub-Saharan Africa / D.W. Phillipson --
The rise of civilization in Egypt / B.G. Trigger --
Beginnings of pastoralism and cultivation in north-west Africa and the Sahara: origins of the Berbers / G. Camps --
The origins of indigenous African agriculture / Jack R. Harlan --
Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period in Egypt / Barry J. Kemp --
Early food production in sub-Saharan Africa / D.W. Phillipson --
Egypt, 1552-664 BC / David O'Connor.
Series Title: Cambridge histories online
Responsibility: edited by J. Desmond Clark.

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Volume 1 of 'The Cambridge History of Africa' provides a survey of African pre-history from the time of the first hominids in the Plio-Pleistone up to the spread of iron technology after c.500 B.C. It therefore sets the stage for the history of the continent contained in the subsequent volumes.

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