Series Editors’ Preface.
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 FarmingPlant 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).