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Prelude to East African history: a collection of papers given at the first East African Vacation School in Pre-European History and Archaeology in December 1962;

Author: Merrick Posnansky; British Institute of History and Archaeology in East Africa.; Makerere University College.
Publisher: London, Oxford U.P., 1966.
Series: Student's library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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East African Vacation School in Pre-European African History and Archaeology. 1st, Makerere University College, 1962.
Prelude to East African history.
London, Oxford U.P., 1966
(OCoLC)601773427
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Merrick Posnansky; British Institute of History and Archaeology in East Africa.; Makerere University College.
OCLC Number: 412943
Description: [13], 186 pages illustrations, 16 plates, maps, plan, tables, diagrams 19 cm.
Contents: Preface / L.P. Kirwan --
Part one : Human evolution and the Stone Ages --
The prelude to the earliest toolmakers in Uganda / W.W. Bishop --
The earliest toolmakers / L.S.B. Leakey --
The Early Stone Age, an interpretative approach / Merrick Posmansky --
Olorgesailie / Glynn Isaac --
The Middle and Later Stone Ages / Glynn Isaac --
Rock paintings in East Africa, their date and their place in African archaeology / Merrick Posnansky --
Part two : The peopling of Africa and the foundations of African society --
The peopling of Africa --
the linuistic and sociological evidence / Aidan Southall --
The origins of agriculture and iron-working in southern Africa / Merrick Posnansky --
The problem of 'Sirikwa holes' and the so-called 'Azanian' remains of the western highlands of Kenya / J.E.G. Sutton --
Part three : The history and archaeology of the East African coast --
The history of the coast of East Africa up to 1700 / James Kirkman --
Kilwa / Neville Chittick --
Part four : Oral traditions, history and the remembered past of East Africa --
Oral traditions and the historian / B. Alan Ogot --
Field work methods in the study of oral traditions in Karagwe Kingdom, Tanzania / Ruth C. Berger --
Place names, proverbs, idioms and songs as a check on traditional history / Bryan Kirwan.
Series Title: Student's library.
Responsibility: edited by Merrick Posnansky, with a preface by the President of the British Institute of History and Archaeology in East Africa, L. Kirwan.

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