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African Archaeology: A Critical Introduction / Edition 1
     

African Archaeology: A Critical Introduction / Edition 1

by Ann Brower Stahl, Ann Brower (Ed.) Stahl, Blackwell Publishers
 

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ISBN-10: 1405101563

ISBN-13: 9781405101561

Pub. Date: 10/04/2004

Publisher: Wiley

A landmark introduction to the archaeology of Africa that challenges misconceptions & claims about Africa’s past and teaches students how to evaluate these claims.

  • Provides an unprecedented and exciting introduction to the archaeology of Africa
  • Challenges misconceptions & claims about Africa’s past and teaches

Overview

A landmark introduction to the archaeology of Africa that challenges misconceptions & claims about Africa’s past and teaches students how to evaluate these claims.

  • Provides an unprecedented and exciting introduction to the archaeology of Africa
  • Challenges misconceptions & claims about Africa’s past and teaches students how to evaluate these claims
  • Includes a thoughtful introduction that explores the contexts that have shaped archaeological knowledge of Africa's past
  • Lays out research questions that have shaped the contours of African archaeology
  • Comprised of chapters specifically written for this volume by prominent archaeologists with regional and topical expertise

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405101561
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/04/2004
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
508
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editors’ Preface.

Figures.

Tables.

Notes on Contributors.

1 Introduction. Changing Perspectives on Africa’s Pasts: Ann Brower Stahl (State University of New York at Binghamton).

2 Barbarous Tribes and Unrewarding Gyrations? The Changing Role of Ethnographic Imagination in African Archaeology: Paul J. Lane (British Institute in Eastern Africa).

3 Discord after Discard. Reconstructing Aspects of Oldowan Hominin Behavior: Thomas Plummer (City University of New York).

4 The Middle and Upper Pleistocene African Record for the Biological and Behavioral Origins of Modern Humans: Curtis W. Marean and Zelalem Assefa (Arizona State University; SUNY at Stony Brook.

5 A Late Pleistocene Archive of Life at the Coast, Klasies River: H. J. Deacon and Sarah Wurz (University of Stellenbosch; University of Stellenbosch).

6 Modeling Later Stone Age Societies in Southern Africa: Peter Mitchell (University of Oxford).

7 Holocene “Aquatic” Adaptations in North Tropical Africa: Augustin F. C. Holl (University of Michigan).

8 Pastoralism and its Consequences: Diane Gifford-Gonzalez (University of California, Santa Cruz).

9 Holocene Occupations of the Forest and Savanna: Joanna Casey (University of South Carolina).

10 The Romance of Farming—Plant Cultivation and Domestication in Africa: Katharina Neumann (J. W. Goethe-Universität).

11 Metallurgy and its Consequences: S. Terry Childs and Eugenia W. Herbert (National Park Service, Mount Holyoke College).

12 The Bantu Problem and African Archaeology: Manfred Eggert (Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters).

13 The Archaeology of Sub-Saharan Urbanism: Cities and their Countrysides: Adria LaViolette and Jeff Fleisher (University of Virginia; University of Virginia).

14 Interaction, Marginalization, and the Archaeology of the Kalahari: Andrew Reid (University College London).

15 Southern Africa and the East African Coast: Gilbert Pwiti (University of Zimbabwe).

16 Mosaics and Interactions: East Africa, 2000 B.P. to the Present: Chapurukha M. Kusimba and Sibel B. Kusimba (The Field Museum, Chicago; Northern Illinois University).

17 From Pottery Groups to Ethnic Groups in Central Africa: Pierre de Maret (Université Libre de Bruxelles).

18 Two Thousand Years of West African History: Scott MacEachern (Bowdoin College).

Index

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