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A History of African archaeology

Author: Peter Robertshaw
Publisher: London : J. Currey ; Portsmouth, N.H. : Heinemann, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book to chronicle the development of African archaeology as a subject.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
History of African archaeology.
London : J. Currey ; Portsmouth, N.H. : Heinemann, 1990
(OCoLC)643838192
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Robertshaw
ISBN: 0435080415 9780435080419 0435080407 9780435080402 0852550200 9780852550205 0852550650 9780852550656
OCLC Number: 20671038
Description: vii, 378 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Archaeological studies of human origins & early prehistory in Africa / J.A.J. Gowlett --
Weaving the fabric of Stone Age research in Southern Africa / Janette Deacon --
Hidden history : Iron Age archaeology in Southern Africa / Martin Hall --
The development of archaeology in East Africa / Peter Robertshaw --
Late Quaternary archaeological research in the Horn of Africa / Steven A. Brandt and Rodolfo Fattovich --
Phases and facies in the archaeology of Central Africa / Pierre de Maret --
Archaeology in anglophone West Africa / Françoise J. Kense --
Changing paradigms, goals & and methods in the archaeology of francophone West Africa / Philip de Barros --
Soldiers & bureaucrats : the early history of prehistoric archaeology in the Maghreb / Peter J. Sheppard --
A personal memoir / J. Desmond Clark. (Cont) A personal memoir / Thurstan Shaw --
A personal memoir / P.L. Shinnie --
Egyptology & archaeology / David O'Connor --
Oral traditions, archaeology & history / Peter R. Schmidt --
The study of rock art in Africa / Whitney Davis --
West African archaeology / Augustin Holl --
The history of African archaeology in world perspective / Bruce G. Trigger.
Other Titles: African archaeology
Responsibility: edited by Peter Robertshaw.

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Most interesting ... is the recurring theme of the linkage of archaeology, its history and the history of Africa. How did/does history condition the planning and execution of archaeological digs? - Read more...

 
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