African Civilizations: Precolonial Cities and States in Tropical Africa: an archaeological perspective

African Civilizations: Precolonial Cities and States in Tropical Africa: an archaeological perspective

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521319928
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1987
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 259
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Figures; Preface and acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Concepts and questions; 3. Corridor or cul-de-sac: the middle Nile; 4. The benefits of isolation: the Ethiopian highlands; 5. An optimal zone: the West African savanna; 6. Brilliance beneath the trees: the West African forest and its fringes; 7. The edge or the centre: cities of the East African coast; 8. A question of economic basis: Great Zimbabwe and related sites; 9. The problem of archaeological visibility: other precolonial cities and states in tropical Africa; 10. What are the common denominators?; Bibliography; Index.

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