The Archaeology and Ethnography of Central Africa

Author: James Denbow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107040701

Category: History

Page: 232

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This book provides the first detailed description of the prehistory of the Loango coast of west-central Africa over the course of more than 3,000 years.
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The Archaeology of Africa

Food, Metals and Towns

Author: Bassey Andah,Alex Okpoko,Thurstan Shaw,Paul Sinclair

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134679424

Category: Social Science

Page: 896

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Africa has a vibrant past. It emerges from this book as the proud possessor of a vast and highly complicated interweaving of peoples and cultures, practising an enormous diversity of economic and social strategies in an 2xtraordinary range of environmental situations. At long last the archaeology of Africa has revealed enough of Africa's unwritten past to confound preconceptions about this continent and to upset the picture inferred from historic written records. Without an understanding of its past complexities, it is impossible to grasp Africa's present, let alone its future.
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The Archaeology of Southern Africa

Author: Peter Mitchell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521633895

Category: History

Page: 515

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Southern Africa has one of the longest histories of occupation by modern humans and their ancestors anywhere in the world, over three million years. Research in Southern Africa is central to many key debates in contemporary archaeology, including hominid origins, the origins of anatomically modern humans and modern forms of behaviour, and the development of ethnographically informed perspectives for understanding rock art, of which the sub-continent boasts one of the richest heritages in the world. This is the first attempt at synthesis of the sub-continent's past for over forty years.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-gatherers

Author: Vicki Cummings,Peter Jordan,Marek Zvelebil

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0199551227

Category: History

Page: 1330

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For more than a century, the study of hunting and gathering societies has been central to the development of both archaeology and anthropology as academic disciplines, and has also generated widespread public interest and debate. This book provides a comprehensive review of hunter-gatherer studies, tracing histories of research and undertaking detailed regional and thematic case-studies that span the archaeology, history and anthropology of hunter gatherers,concluding with an in-depth review of the main opportunities, research questions, and moral obligations that lie ahead.
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Pompeji

Das Leben in einer römischen Stadt

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104904707

Category: History

Page: 480

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Im Jahr 79 n. Chr. regnete glühende Asche auf Pompeji nieder. Lava überflutete Menschen, Tiere und Gebäude – und konservierte sie für die Ewigkeit. Jahrhunderte später ist Pompeji eine der wichtigsten Fundstätten der Archäologie. Die weltweit bekannte Historikerin Mary Beard nimmt uns mit auf einen faszinierenden Spaziergang durch die Geschichte Pompejis. Sie schildert, wie die Menschen dort gelebt und geliebt haben, beschreibt Häuser, Kneipen und Gärten, Kunstwerke und Dinge des Alltags. Zugleich entlarvt sie die Irrtümer, die Forschern immer wieder unterliefen, und zeigt, wie es wirklich war. Mit jedem faszinierenden Rätsel, das sie dabei präsentiert, wächst die Sehnsucht, diesen Ort mit eigenen Augen zu sehen. »Pompeji« wurde 2008 mit dem renommierten Wolfson History Prize ausgezeichnet. »Dieses fantastische Buch ... ist ein Vorbild für ebenso scharfsinniges wie spannendes Erzählen über die Vergangenheit.« The Guardian
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The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology

Author: Peter Mitchell,Paul Lane

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191626155

Category: Social Science

Page: 1080

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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.
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Madness, Disability and Social Exclusion

The Archaeology and Anthropology of 'Difference'

Author: Jane Hubert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317797698

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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A unique work that brings together a number of specialist disciplines, such as archaeology, anthropology, disability studies and psychiatry to create a new perspective on social and physical exclusion from society. A range of evidence throws light on such things as the causes and consequences of social exclusion stigma, marginality and dangerousness. It is an important text that breaks down traditional academic disciplinary boundaries and brings a much needed comparative approach to the subject.
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The Origins and Development of African Livestock

Archaeology, Genetics, Linguistics and Ethnography

Author: Roger Blench,Kevin MacDonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135434158

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

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This book presents an interdisciplinary overview of the origins of African livestock, placing Africa as one of the world centres for animal domestication. With sections on archaeology, genetics, linguistics and ethnography, this collection contains over twenty contributions from the field's foremost experts and provides fully illustrated, never before published data, and extensive bibliographies.
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Eternal Ancestors

The Art of the Central African Reliquary

Author: Alisa LaGamma

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588392279

Category: Ancestral shrines

Page: 355

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Women's Authority and Society in Early East-Central Africa

Author: Christine Saidi

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 1580463274

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 187

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A radical reassessment of the importance of women in East-Central African society during the precolonial period.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

Author: Sarah Tarlow,Liv Nilsson Stutz

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191650390

Category: Social Science

Page: 872

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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial reviews the current state of mortuary archaeology and its practice, highlighting its often contentious place in the modern socio-politics of archaeology. It contains forty-four chapters which focus on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written by leading, international scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods, such as the middle palaeolithic to the twentieth century, and geographical areas which include Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Combining up-to-date knowledge of relevant archaeological research with critical assessments of the theme and an evaluation of future research trajectories, it draws attention to the social, symbolic, and theoretical aspects of interpreting mortuary archaeology. The volume is well-illustrated with maps, plans, photographs, and illustrations and is ideally suited for students and researchers.
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A History of African Archaeology

Author: Peter Robertshaw

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 0852550650

Category: Africa

Page: 378

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This is the first book to chronicle the development of African archaeology as a subject.
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Jebel Moya

Author: Rudolf Gerharz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783050021478

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 355

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Papers in African Prehistory

Author: J. D. Fage,R. A. Oliver

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521095662

Category: History

Page: 348

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Professor Fage and Professor Oliver, the editors of this collection, are distinguished historians of Africa, and as founding editors of the Journal of African History they both established the journal and used it to mark out developing areas of the subject. In directing the journal they have pursued an active policy of commissioning articles in fields where the literature was scanty, and in this volume they have collected together some of the most important articles they have published on African prehistory. It is designed for the student of African history, and the library that needs copies of frequently consulted papers to supplement its sets of periodicals. All the articles contain either accounts of important research or more general review articles. The book is illustrated with line diagrams and photographs. One article which originally appeared in French has been translated into English.
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Ethnic Ambiguity and the African Past

Materiality, History, and the Shaping of Cultural Identities

Author: François G Richard,Kevin C MacDonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315429004

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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The collective inquiries in this volume address ethnicity in ancient Africa as social fact and political artifact along numerous dimensions. Is ethnicity a useful analytic? What can archaeology say about the kinds of deeper time questions which scholars have asked of identities in Africa? Eleven authors engage with contemporary anthropological, historical and archaeological perspectives to examine how ideas of self-understanding, belonging, and difference in Africa were made and unmade. They examine how these intersect with other salient domains of social experience: states, landscapes, discourses, memory, technology, politics, and power. The various chapters cover broad geographic and temporal ground, following an arc across Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and East Africa, spanning from prehistory to the colonial period.
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