Researching Africa's Past: New Contributions from British Archaeologists

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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 ...

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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.

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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,'
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  • ISBN-13: 9780947816582
  • Publisher: Oxford University School of Archaeology
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Series: None Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 12.02 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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1 Introduction 1
2 Desmond Clark 1916-2002 & Betty C. Clark 1915-2002 9
3 Understanding hominid landscapes at Makapansgat, South Africa 11
4 'Environmental archaeomagnetism' : evidence for climatic change during the later Stone Age using the magnetic susceptability of cave sediments from Rose Cottage Cave, South Africa 25
5 Anyone for Hxaro? Thoughts on the theory and practice of exchange in southern African later Stone Age archaeology 35
6 An old fashioned approach to a modern hobby : fishing in the Lesotho Highlands 44
7 Ostrich Eggshell beads and the environment, past and present 54
8 Hunter-gatherers and the first farmers of prehistoric Ghana : the Kintampo archaeological research project 61
9 Looking forwards by looking backwards : west of Aksum 69
10 New light on the Tichitt tradition : a preliminary report on survey and excavation at Dhar Nema 73
11 Timbuktu the less mysterious? 81
12 Islam and alternative religious practices during the second millennium A.D. in the Inland Niger Delta of Mali 89
13 Why these African walls? Some considerations from Kufan Kanawa, Niger 96
14 The soils of Engaruka : preliminary soil exhaustion tests on a pre-colonial agricultural landscape in Tanzania 101
15 Recent research on the archaeology of Buganda 110
16 Iron-smelting and bananas in Buganda 118
17 Kings and ancestors : interpreting the past at KoBulawayo, Zimbabwe 124
18 Subtidal archaeological investigations in Mombasa's old port 133
19 The shire archaeological landscape, Northern Ethiopia : towards a strategy of cultural resource management and a workable sites and monuments record 139
20 African archaeology in Britain : a commentary on current trends and contexts 145
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