The Encyclopedia of Precolonial Africa: Archaeology, History, Languages, Cultures and Environments / Edition 606

The Encyclopedia of Precolonial Africa: Archaeology, History, Languages, Cultures and Environments / Edition 606

by Joseph O. Vogel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761989021

ISBN-13: 9780761989028

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: AltaMira Press

A Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book. Explore the dynamics of precolonial African life in this comprehensive encyclopedia. An authoritative text with state of the art summaries, the Encyclopedia of Precolonial Africa will prove to be a benchmark volume for the field. Moreover, a bibliography for each article guides readers with further research. With more

Overview

A Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book. Explore the dynamics of precolonial African life in this comprehensive encyclopedia. An authoritative text with state of the art summaries, the Encyclopedia of Precolonial Africa will prove to be a benchmark volume for the field. Moreover, a bibliography for each article guides readers with further research. With more than 100 articles written by leading scholars, extensive maps, photos, and figures, the Encyclopedia of Precolonial Africa is essential reading for all students, professionals, and avocational readers of African archaeology, history, linguistics, and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761989028
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
606
Product dimensions:
9.04(w) x 11.12(h) x 1.81(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 African Environments chapter 2 Geography and Geology chapter 3 Pleistocene and Holocene Climates and Vegetation Zones Chapter 4 Modern Climates and Vegetation Zones Chapter 5 Quaternary Environment Chapter 6 Disease as a Factor in African History Part 7 Histories of Research Chapter 8 Archaeology in Africa: Its Influence Chapter 9 Historiography in Africa Chapter 10 Pan Africanism, Diffusionism, and the Afrocentric Idea Chapter 11 Western Africa: History of Archaeology Chapter 12 Horn of Africa: History of Archaeology Chapter 13 Southern and Eastern Africa: History of Archaeology Chapter 14 Search for Human Origins in Africa: A Historical Note Chapter 15 Language Studies in Africa Part 16 Technology Chapter 17 Stoneworking Technology Chapter 18 Stoneworking Technology: Its Evolution Chapter 19 Pottery Manufacture Chapter 20 Copper Metallurgy Chapter 21 Ironworking Technology Chapter 22 Ironworking in its Cultural Context Chapter 23 Architecture and Settlement Patterns Part 24 People and Culture Part 25 Languages Chapter 26 African Languages: A Historical Study Chapter 27 Languages of Eastern and Southern Africa in Historical Perspective Chapter 28 Western African Languages in Historical Perspective Part 29 Forager Lifeways Chapter 30 African Foragers Chapter 31 Eastern African Foragers Chapter 32 Southern African Foragers Chapter 33 Forager Hunting Tools and Methods Part 34 Pastoral Lifeways Chapter 35 Northeastern African Pastoralists Chapter 36 Eastern African Pastoralists Chapter 37 Southern African Pastoralists Part 38 Farming Lifeways Chapter 39 Farming Societies in Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter 40 Farming Methods Chapter 41 Food Crops Chapter 42 Eastern African Terraced-Irrigation Systems Chapter 43 Stone-Walled Agricultural Communities of South Africa and Botswana Part 44 Ethnoarchaeology Chapter 45 Northern African Ethnoarchaeology Chapter 46 Western African Ethnoarchaeology Part 47 Prehistory of Africa Part 48 The Emergence of Humanity Chapter 49 Hominid Origins Chapter 50 Modern Human Origins Chapter 51 Human Populations Chapter 52 Early African Hominids: Behavior and Environments Chapter 53 Primate Behavior as a Precursor of Human Behavior Chapter 54 Human Behavior: Its Evolution Part 55 First Footsteps in Africa Chapter 56 Early Human Diets Chapter 57 Early Hominid Foraging Strategies Chapter 58 Earliest African Cultures Chapter 59 Western Africa: The Prehistoric Sequence Chapter 60 Central African Transitional Cultures Chapter 61 African Cultures in Transition and Adaptation Part 62 Advanced Foragers Chapter 63 Northern African Advanced Foragers Chapter 64 Western African and Southern Saharan Advanced Foragers Chapter 65 Eastern African Advanced Foragers Chapter 66 Southern African Advanced Foragers Part 67 Rock Art Chapter 68 Saharan Rock Art Chapter 69 Western African Rock Art Chapter 70 Ethiopia and the Horn: Rock Art Chapter 71 Eastern African Rock Art Chapter 72 Central African Rock Art Chapter 73 Southern African Rock Art Part 74 The Ceramic Late Stone Age Chapter 75 African Neolithic Chapter 76 Nile Valley: Pre-Agricultural Cultures Chapter 77 Saharan Neolithic Chapter 78 The Late Stone Age and Neolithic Cultures Chapter 79 Foragers and Farmers: Their Interaction Part 80 Beginnings of Food Production Chapter 81 Egypt: Beginnings of Agriculture Chapter 82 Agricultural Beginnings in Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter 83 Animal Domestication in Africa Part 84 Iron Age Chapter 85 Western African Iron Age Chapter 86 Equatorial African Iron Age Chapter 87 Bantu Expansion Chapter 88 Eastern and South-Central African Iron Age Chapter 89 Southern African Iron Age Part 90 Social Complexity Chapter 91 Development of States in Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter 92 Urbanism in Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter 93 Egypt and Sub-Saharan Africa: Their Interaction Chapter 94 Egypt: Emergence of State Society Chapter 95 The Near East and Eastern Africa: Their Interaction Chapter 96 Northeastern African States Chapter 97 Western African States Chapter 98 Savanna States Chapter 99 Lacustrine States Chapter 100 Swahili and the Coastal City-States Chapter 101 Zambezian States Chapter 102 Precolonial Towns of Zambezia Part 103 Trade and Commerce Chapter 104 Western African and Western Saharan Trade Chapter 105 Slave Trade in Africa Chapter 106 Salt Production and the Salt Trade Chapter 107 Indian Ocean Trade Chapter 108 Historical Archaeology Chapter 109 Western African Historical Archaeology Part 110 Eastern African Historical Archaeology Chapter 111 Central and Southern African Historical Archaeology Chapter 112 Maritime Archaeology

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