African Historical Archaeologies / Edition 1by Andrew M. Reid
Pub. Date: 11/30/2003
Publisher: Springer US
Archaeologists from various African countries, Britain, and the US focus on unconventional, non-European historical sources to encourage the development of links between contemporary populations in Africa and their past, which they say conventional archaeology has too often overlooked. They consider such aspects as the scope and potential of African historical archaeologies, re-evaluating traditional histories on the coast of Kenya, Boka Botuin and the decorated stones of the Cross River region in eastern Nigeria, access to cattle resources in a Tswana capital, and an archaeological perspective on South African industrialization. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
- Springer US
- Publication date:
- Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology Series
- Edition description:
- Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2004
- Product dimensions:
- 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)
Table of Contents1. African Historical Archaeologies: an introductory consideration of scope and potential; A. Reid, P. Lane.
2. History, Archaeology and Nubian Identities in the Middle Nile; D. Edwards.
3. Re-evaluating Traditional Histories on the Coast of Kenya: an archaeological perspective; R. Helm.
4. Behind the Sultan of Kilwa's 'Rebellious Conduct': local perspectives on an international East African town; J. Fleisher.
5. Swahili Archaeology and History of Pemba, Tanzania: a critique and case study of the use of written and oral sources in archaeology; A. LaViolette.
6. A True Picture? Colonial and other Historical Archaeologies; T. Insoll.
7. Boka Botuom and the Decorated Stones of the Cross River Region, Eastern Nigeria; K. Ray.
8. The African Diaspora Starts Here: historical archaeology of Coastal West Africa; K.G. Kelly.
9. Less Implicit Historical Archaeologies: oral traditions and later Karanga settlements in south-central Zimbabwe; I. Pikirayi.
10. Re-constructing Tswana Townscapes: toward a critical historical archaeology; P. Lane.
11. Access to Cattle Resources in a Tswana Capital; A. Reid.
12. Insiders and Outsiders: sources for reinterpreting a historical event; J.A. van Schalkwyk, B.W. Smith.
13. Navigating the Liminal: an archaeological perspective on South African industrialisation; J. Behrens.
14. African Historical Archaeology(ies): past, present and a possible future; P. Robertshaw.
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