Beyond Chiefdoms: Pathways to Complexity in Africa

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Redressing the neglect of sub-Saharan examples in comparative discussions on complex society, this book considers how case material from the subcontinent can enhance our understanding of the nature, origins, and development of complexity. The archaeological, historical and anthropological case materials are relevant to a number of recent concerns, revealing how complexity has emerged and developed in a variety of ways.
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Overview

Redressing the neglect of sub-Saharan examples in comparative discussions on complex society, this book considers how case material from the subcontinent can enhance our understanding of the nature, origins, and development of complexity. The archaeological, historical and anthropological case materials are relevant to a number of recent concerns, revealing how complexity has emerged and developed in a variety of ways.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780521630740
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/10/1999
  • Series: New Directions in Archaeology Series
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface
1 Pathways to complexity: an African perspective 1
2 The segmentary state and the ritual phase in political economy 31
3 Perceiving variability in time and space: the evolutionary mapping of African societies 39
4 Western representations of urbanism and invisible African towns 56
5 Modeling political organization in large-scale settlement clusters: a case study from the Inland Niger Delta 66
6 Sacred centers and urbanization in West Central Africa 80
7 Permutations in patrimonialism and populism: the Aghem chiefdoms of Western Cameroon 88
8 Wonderful society: the Burgess Shale creatures, Mandara polities, and the nature of prehistory 97
9 Material culture and the dialectics of identity in the Kalahari: A.D. 700-1700 110
10 Seeking and keeping power in Bunyoro-Kitara, Uganda 124
11 The (in)visible roots of Bunyoro-Kitara and Buganda in the Lakes region: A.D. 800-1300 136
12 The power of symbols and the symbols of power through time: probing the Luba past 151
13 Pathways of political development in equatorial Africa and neo-evolutionary theory 166
Index 173
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