Researching Africa's Past: New Contributions from British Archaeologists

Researching Africa's Past: New Contributions from British Archaeologists

by Peter Mitchell, John Hobart, Anne Haour
     
 

These seventeen papers were presented at a conference on African archaeology, held at St Hugh's College, Oxford, in April 2002. The topics span nineteen countries, from Morocco in the far northwest of the continent to Lesotho, Madagascar and South Africa in the south, from Mauritania in the west to Ethiopia and Kenya in the east. Together they show the strength of

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These seventeen papers were presented at a conference on African archaeology, held at St Hugh's College, Oxford, in April 2002. The topics span nineteen countries, from Morocco in the far northwest of the continent to Lesotho, Madagascar and South Africa in the south, from Mauritania in the west to Ethiopia and Kenya in the east. Together they show the strength of research in African archaeology being undertaken at the present time by British-based academics, and the relevance of Africa to a whole range of archaeological debates, including: early hominid evolution and the recent appearance and expansion of our own species, palaeoenvironmental reconstruction, the early development of food-production, the development of metallurgy, the formation of complex societies, and the sociopolitical impacts of long-distance trade.

Editorial Reviews

Journal of African History - Scott MacEachern
the quality of the papers is high, and they report on fascinating work.'
Antiquity - Stephanie Wynne-Jones
fulfils the aim of showing the strength of African-based scholarship, the dynamic nature of which is demonstrably being maintained by the next generation of researchers.'
Journal of African Archaeology - Graham Connah
make[s] a real contribution to African archaeological studies.'
The Holocene - Mark Horton
the 17 substantial contributions provide a very useful update of several key research areas,'
Southern African Field Archaeology - Andrew B Smith
The papers...all show a commendable committment to intensive research in Africa,'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780947816582
Publisher:
Oxford University School of Archaeology
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
None Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 12.02(h) x 0.65(d)

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