East African Archaeology

Author by : Chapurukha M. Kusimba
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Pennsylvania Press
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Description : The goal of this volume is to impart an appreciation of the many facets of East Africa's cultural and archaeological diversity over the last 2,000 years. It brings together chapters on East African archaeology, many by Africa-born archaeologists who review what is known, present new research, and pinpoint issues of debate and anomaly in the relatively poorly known prehistory of East Africa.


Iron Technology In East Africa

Author by : Peter R. Schmidt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The purpose of this study is to recuperate the history of African iron technology.


Prelude To East African History

Author by : Merrick Posnansky
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Urban Origins In Eastern Africa

Author by : Karin Virgin
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Publisher by : Unknown
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African Historical Archaeologies

Author by : Andrew M. Reid
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This volume explores the range of interactions between the historical sources and archaeology that are available on the African continent. Written by a range of experts on different aspects of African archaeology, this book represents the first consideration of historical archaeology over the African continent as a whole. This seminal volume also explores Africa's place in global systems of thought and economic development and is of interest to historical archaeologists and historians.


Historical Archaeology In Africa

Author by : Peter R. Schmidt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman Altamira
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Description : Historical Archaeology in Africa is an inquiry into the questions that count, proposing different ways of thinking about historical archaeology. Peter Schmidt challenges readers to expand their horizons beyond the ethnocentrism of archaeology, as it is defined and practiced in North America. Confronting topics of oral traditions, our orientation to archaeology, and the misrepresentation of various cultures, Schmidt calls for a new pathway to an enriched, more nuanced, and more inclusive historical archaeology.


Early Maritime Cultures In East Africa And The Western Indian Ocean

Author by : Akshay Sarathi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
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Description : This volume represents a multi-disciplinary effort to examine East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean. Multiple lines of evidence drawn from linguistics, archaeology, history, art history, and ethnography come together in novel ways to highlight different aspects of the region’s past and offer innovative avenues for future research.


The African Archaeology Network

Author by : John Kinahan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Oxford Handbook Of African Archaeology

Author by : Peter Mitchell
Languange : en
Publisher by : OUP Oxford
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Description : Africa has the longest and arguably the most diverse archaeological record of any of the continents. It is where the human lineage first evolved and from where Homo sapiens spread across the rest of the world. Later, it witnessed novel experiments in food-production and unique trajectories to urbanism and the organisation of large communities that were not always structured along strictly hierarchical lines. Millennia of engagement with societies in other parts of the world confirm Africa's active participation in the construction of the modern world, while the richness of its history, ethnography, and linguistics provide unusually powerful opportunities for constructing interdisciplinary narratives of Africa's past. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of African archaeology, covering the entirety of the continent's past from the beginnings of human evolution to the archaeological legacy of European colonialism. As well as covering almost all periods and regions of the continent, it includes a mixture of key methodological and theoretical issues and debates, and situates the subject's contemporary practice within the discipline's history and the infrastructural challenges now facing its practitioners. Bringing together essays on all these themes from over seventy contributors, many of them living and working in Africa, it offers a highly accessible, contemporary account of the subject for use by scholars and students of not only archaeology, but also history, anthropology, and other disciplines.


Kilwa

Author by : Hubert Neville Chittick
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Swahili World

Author by : Stephanie Wynne-Jones
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The Swahili World presents the fascinating story of a major world civilization, exploring the archaeology, history, linguistics, and anthropology of the Indian Ocean coast of Africa. It covers a 1,500-year sweep of history, from the first settlement of the coast to the complex urban tradition found there today. Swahili towns contain monumental palaces, tombs, and mosques, set among more humble houses; they were home to fishers, farmers, traders, and specialists of many kinds. The towns have been Muslim since perhaps the eighth century CE, participating in international networks connecting people around the Indian Ocean rim and beyond. Successive colonial regimes have helped shape modern Swahili society, which has incorporated such influences into the region’s long-standing cosmopolitan tradition. This is the first volume to explore the Swahili in chronological perspective. Each chapter offers a unique wealth of detail on an aspect of the region’s past, written by the leading scholars on the subject. The result is a book that allows both specialist and non-specialist readers to explore the diversity of the Swahili tradition, how Swahili society has changed over time, as well as how our understandings of the region have shifted since Swahili studies first began. Scholars of the African continent will find the most nuanced and detailed consideration of Swahili culture, language and history ever produced. For readers unfamiliar with the region or the people involved, the chapters here provide an ideal introduction to a new and wonderful geography, at the interface of Africa and the Indian Ocean world, and among a people whose culture remains one of Africa’s most distinctive achievements.


Connecting Continents

Author by : Krish Seetah
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ohio University Press
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Description : In recent decades, the vast and culturally diverse Indian Ocean region has increasingly attracted the attention of anthropologists, historians, political scientists, sociologists, and other researchers. Largely missing from this growing body of scholarship, however, are significant contributions by archaeologists and consciously interdisciplinary approaches to studying the region’s past and present. Connecting Continents addresses two important issues: how best to promote collaborative research on the Indian Ocean world, and how to shape the research agenda for a region that has only recently begun to attract serious interest from historical archaeologists. The archaeologists, historians, and other scholars who have contributed to this volume tackle important topics such as the nature and dynamics of migration, colonization, and cultural syncretism that are central to understanding the human experience in the Indian Ocean basin. This groundbreaking work also deepens our understanding of topics of increasing scholarly and popular interest, such as the ways in which people construct and understand their heritage and can make use of exciting new technologies like DNA and environmental analysis. Because it adopts such an explicitly comparative approach to the Indian Ocean, Connecting Continents provides a compelling model for multidisciplinary approaches to studying other parts of the globe. Contributors: Richard B. Allen, Edward A. Alpers, Atholl Anderson, Nicole Boivin, Diego Calaon, Aaron Camens, Saša Čaval, Geoffrey Clark, Alison Crowther, Corinne Forest, Simon Haberle, Diana Heise, Mark Horton, Paul Lane, Martin Mhando, and Alistair Patterson.


People And Animals In Holocene Africa

Author by : Hélène Jousse
Languange : en
Publisher by : Africa Magna Verlag
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Description : "This publication is one of the volumes of the proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the International Council for Archaeozoology (CAZ), which was held in Paris (France) 23rd-28th August 2010"--P. 7.


A History Of African Archaeology

Author by : Peter Robertshaw
Languange : en
Publisher by : James Currey Publishers
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Description : This is the first book to chronicle the development of African archaeology as a subject.


The African Archaeology Network

Author by : Felix Chami
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dar Es Salaam University Press
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Description : Investigating how ancient African societies exploited resources, developed settlements, and established trade networks, this Pan-African project aims to develop new models to understand how ancient communities adjusted and responded to political and environmental upheavals.


Cowa Surveys And Bibliographies

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Building Colonialism

Author by : Daniel Rhodes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Introduces an urban studies and the study of building remains approach to East African Historic Archaeology.


African Herders

Author by : Andrew B. Smith
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman Altamira
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Description : Scholars have long acknowledged a gap in the archaeological literature on African herder societies. Utilizing almost 40 years' work, Andrew Smith presents a detailed portrait of modern herdsmen and their historical antecedents. Following the assumption that Africa has never been isolated from the rest of the world, Smith illuminates key topics ranging from material culture and rituals, to future prospects for pastoralists. Written in a scholarly yet accessible style, Smith presents evidence detailing African herders' historical relationship to similar societies in the Near East, as well as their present state in the modern world. This volume will be indispensable to understanding the unique role pastoralists have played over time throughout the continent.


A Material Culture

Author by : Stephanie Wynne-Jones
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : This book explores the importance of objects in Swahili society. The archaeology of the east coast of Africa has provided a wealth of information on the complex ways that objects were bound up with social identities, power negotiations, and concepts of wealth, and how these have changed over time.