The Sahara

Past, Present and Future

Author: Jeremy Keenan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317970012

Category: History

Page: 394

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This collection examines the Sahara holistically from the earliest (prehistoric) times through the ‘historical’ period to the present and with political direction into the future. The contributions cover palaeoclimatology, history, archaeology (cultural heritage), social anthropology, sociology, politics and international affairs. Structured chronologically, the volume can almost be read as a narrative of the Sahara from the earliest times to the present, i.e. from the past climates of the Sahara in prehistoric times to the current ‘war on terror’ and its implications for the peoples of the Sahara. Importantly, the collection shows how the region must be approached ‘holistically’, highlighting the importance of each of these subject areas (palaeo-climates, history, politics, etc.) in relation to each other. Indeed, the first contribution is a remarkable (and unique) paper, bringing together the work of some 8-9 internationally recognised scientists to tell the story and show the relevance to the present day of the Sahara’s past climates etc. Nearly all the contributions stand in their own right at the cutting edge of research in their respective fields (e.g. archaeology, history, politics, etc.). This book was previously published as a special issue of the Journal of North African Studies.
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The Cambridge World Prehistory

Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul Bahn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107647754

Category: Social Science

Page: 1892

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The Cambridge World Prehistory provides a systematic and authoritative examination of the prehistory of every region around the world from the early days of human origins in Africa two million years ago to the beginnings of written history, which in some areas started only two centuries ago. Written by a team of leading international scholars, the volumes include both traditional topics and cutting-edge approaches, such as archaeolinguistics and molecular genetics, and examine the essential questions of human development around the world. The volumes are organised geographically, exploring the evolution of hominins and their expansion from Africa, as well as the formation of states and development in each region of different technologies such as seafaring, metallurgy and food production. The Cambridge World Prehistory reveals a rich and complex history of the world. It will be an invaluable resource for any student or scholar of archaeology and related disciplines looking to research a particular topic, tradition, region or period within prehistory.
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Life and death of a rural village in Garamantian Times. Archaeological investigations in the oasis of Fewet (Libyan Sahara)

Author: Lucia Mori

Publisher: All’Insegna del Giglio

ISBN: 8878145947

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

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This volume presents the results of the archaeological investigations in the oasis of Fewet (SW Libyan Sahara), carried out by the Archaeological Mission in the Sahara of the Sapienza University of Rome. Evidences of an ancient rural village were identified under the houses of the modern town of Tan Afella and a large necropolis, dated to the Garamantian times, spread at the fringes of the modern settlement. Until 1997 very little was known on the Garamantian period in the Wadi Tanezzuft area and on the transition from the pastoral to the early-historical phase. This period witnessed the gradual sedentarisation of human groups in the oases, and the development of caravan routes with the flourishing of an intra- and trans-Saharan trade. These processes, also influenced by significant alterations in climate, which led to the agricultural exploitation of the limited areas where water resources were available – the oases – were archaeologically unknown as far as settlements were concerned. The archaeological surveys and excavations carried out in the area of Fewet were particularly promising and are here analysed in a multidisciplinary perspective, which takes into consideration environmental and anthropological studies in the attempt to reconstruct the culture and the life of people inhabiting the Southern Fezzan region in early-historical times. «The historical archaeology of the Sahara remains an underdeveloped field of research, especially for the pre-Islamic period. The most significant exception to this rule has for long concerned the people known as the Garamantes, who inhabited the central Saharan region coincident with Libya’s south-west province, Fezzan. (…) This volume is a marvelous addition to the small corpus of published research on the Pre-Islamic oasis societies of the Sahara and provides a complementary perspective on the world of the Garamantes to the Anglo-Libyan work I have directed from their heartlands in the Wadi el-Ajal, c. 400 km to north-east of Ghat». Prof. David J. Mattingly, University of Leicester, UK.
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Libyan Studies

Annual Report of the Society for Libyan Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libya

Page: N.A

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1500 Jahre am Mare de Kissi

Eine Fallstudie zur Besiedlungsgeschichte des Sahel von Burkina Faso

Author: Sonja Magnavita

Publisher: Africa Magna Verlag

ISBN: 3937248455

Category: Social Science

Page: 421

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This volume presents the results of archaeological research at the Mare de Kissi in the years 1996 to 2001. The investigated archaeological sites are located in the hinterland of the eastern Niger bend in the extreme northeast of Burkina Faso, on the edge of a small lake, the Mare de Kissi. The sites of Kissi comprise about 60 anthropogenic mounds, numerous stone structures and several cemeteries. The location was occupied by sedentary Iron Age farmers from the late 1st millennium BC up to the ca. 13th century AD, when it was finally abandoned. Excavations in both settlement and cemetery areas provided an exceptional inventory of finds and the basis for a reconstruction of the settlement history at the Mare de Kissi.
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Sahara

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa, North

Page: N.A

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Jebel Moya

Author: Rudolf Gerharz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783050021478

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 355

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Du Sahara au Nil, peintures et gravures d'avant les pharaons

Author: Jean-Loïc Le Quellec,Pauline de Flers,Philippe de Flers

Publisher: Fayard

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 382

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De magnifiques photographies, un texte alerte et dense emmènent le lecteur dans le monde fascinant du Sahara oriental, aux confins de l'Egypte, de la Libye et du Soudan, au-delà des grandes barrières dunaires qui protègent l'un des berceaux de la civilisation pharaonique. L'aventure est omniprésente: par la magie des espaces, par l'évocation de leurs premiers découvreurs, par la démarche même des auteurs. Elle se double d'une réflexion savante sur cette culture des origines et ses résurgences dans la grande civilisation des bords du Nil. De larges perspectives, très neuves, s'ouvrent sur les relations de l'Afrique présaharienne avec les grands fleuves, jadis considérés comme source unique des civilisations qu'ils ont abritées. Ils ne sont, en fait, que des creusets, dans lesquels sont venues se fondre de plus anciennes sociétés. Ces racines présahariennes profondes nous rapprochent des origines de l'Homme et mettent en lumière l'imaginaire de ces ultimes prédécesseurs des pharaons.
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Kulturgeschichte Afrikas

Prolegomena zu einer historischen Gestaltlehre

Author: Leo Frobenius

Publisher: Salzwasser-Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783864442964

Category:

Page: 652

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Nachdruck des Originals von 1933. Leo Frobenius war einer der bedeutendsten Ethnologen. Bis heute genie t er in Afrika f r seine Forschungen ein sehr gro es Ansehen.
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Wadi Bakht

Landschaftsarchäologie einer Siedlungskammer im Gilf Kebir

Author: Ursula Tegtmeier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bakht Wadi (Egypt)

Page: 372

View: 1983

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Felsbilder Nordafrikas und der Sahara

ein Verfahren zu ihrer systematischen Erfassung und Auswertung

Author: Karl Heinz Striedter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa, North

Page: 287

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Die Textilien aus Palmyra

Author: Andreas Schmidt-Colinet,Annemarie Stauffer,Khālid Asʻad

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783805325929

Category: Tadmur (Syria)

Page: 201

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Kleid - Tracht - Römerzeit.
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An der Grenze

Author: Michel Warschawski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894014315

Category:

Page: 255

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Der Lebensweg eines jüdisch-israelischen Aktivisten, der seit 35 Jahren für die Anerkennung der Rechte der Palästinenser und für Gerechtigkeit und Frieden im Nahen Osten kämpft. Seine Autobiographie beschreibt den langen Weg über die verschiedenen mehr oder weniger unpassierbaren Grenzen. Ein bewegendes Zeugnis des unermüdlichen Widerstands eines Grenzgängers, ein Schlüssel zum Verständnis der israelischen Gesellschaft und der aktuellen Situation.
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"Bubalin" und "Bovidien" in Südmarokko

Kontext, Klassifikation und Chronologie der Felsbilder im mittleren Draa-Tal

Author: Renate Heckendorf

Publisher: Dr Ludwig Reichert

ISBN: 9783895006463

Category: History

Page: 331

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English description: This book deals with prehistoric rock art (petroglyphs) from the northern fringe of the Sahara, or more precisely from the area situated between the Western Anti-Atlas, the Jebel Bani and the Wadi Draa. In the main, the historico-cultural analysis of the rock engravings that are presented, mostly for the first time, concerns problems related to their classification, context and chronology. These issues are discussed with regard to the history of civilization, as well as with reference to climatic change and to the geography and the ethnography of the mid valley of Wadi Draa. In the course of several preliminary surveys in South Morocco, the author has methodically recorded the archaeological sources that form the basis of the investigation. German description: Das Buch hat prahistorische Felsbilder (Petroglyphen) aus dem nordlichen Grenzsaum der Sahara, zwischen westlichem Anti-Atlas, Dschebel Bani und Wadi Draa zum Gegenstand. Die kulturgeschichtliche Auswertung der vorgestellten Quellen betrifft hauptsachlich Fragen ihrer Klassifikation, ihres Kontextes und ihrer Chronologie. Sie werden mit Bezug auf die Kulturgeschichte sowie die Klimaentwicklung, die Geographie und die Ethnographie des mittleren Draa-Tales erortert. Die der Arbeit zugrunde liegenden Quellen wurden im Rahmen eigener Feldforschungen der Verfasserin systematisch aufgenommen.
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