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African Archaeology: A Critical Introduction
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AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGY: A CRITICAL INTRODUCTION

PAPERBACK BY STAHL, ANN BROWER

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9781405101561
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JOHN WILEY AND SONS LTD
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508 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
13 AUG 2004

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A landmark introduction to the archaeology of Africa that challenges misconceptions & claims about Africa s past and teaches students how to evaluate these claims. Provides an unprecedented and exciting introduction to the archaeology of Africa Challenges misconceptions & claims about Africa s past and teaches students how to evaluate these claims Includes a thoughtful introduction that explores the contexts that have shaped archaeological knowledge of Africa's past Lays out research questions that have shaped the contours of African archaeology Comprised of chapters specifically written for this volume by prominent archaeologists with regional and topical expertise

CONTENTS

Series Editors Preface. Figures. Tables. Notes on Contributors. 1 Introduction. Changing Perspectives on Africa s Pasts: Ann Brower Stahl (State University of New York at Binghamton). 2 Barbarous Tribes and Unrewarding Gyrations? The Changing Role of Ethnographic Imagination in African Archaeology: Paul J. Lane (British Institute in Eastern Africa). 3 Discord after Discard. Reconstructing Aspects of Oldowan Hominin Behavior: Thomas Plummer (City University of New York). 4 The Middle and Upper Pleistocene African Record for the Biological and Behavioral Origins of Modern Humans: Curtis W. Marean and Zelalem Assefa (Arizona State University; SUNY at Stony Brook. 5 A Late Pleistocene Archive of Life at the Coast, Klasies River: H. J. Deacon and Sarah Wurz (University of Stellenbosch; University of Stellenbosch). 6 Modeling Later Stone Age Societies in Southern Africa: Peter Mitchell (University of Oxford). 7 Holocene Aquatic Adaptations in North Tropical Africa: Augustin F. C. Holl (University of Michigan). 8 Pastoralism and its Consequences: Diane Gifford-Gonzalez (University of California, Santa Cruz). 9 Holocene Occupations of the Forest and Savanna: Joanna Casey (University of South Carolina). 10 The Romance of Farming--Plant Cultivation and Domestication in Africa: Katharina Neumann (J. W. Goethe-Universitat). 11 Metallurgy and its Consequences: S. Terry Childs and Eugenia W. Herbert (National Park Service, Mount Holyoke College). 12 The Bantu Problem and African Archaeology: Manfred Eggert (Institut fur Ur- und Fruhgeschichte und Archaologie des Mittelalters). 13 The Archaeology of Sub-Saharan Urbanism: Cities and their Countrysides: Adria LaViolette and Jeff Fleisher (University of Virginia; University of Virginia). 14 Interaction, Marginalization, and the Archaeology of the Kalahari: Andrew Reid (University College London). 15 Southern Africa and the East African Coast: Gilbert Pwiti (University of Zimbabwe). 16 Mosaics and Interactions: East Africa, 2000 B.P. to the Present: Chapurukha M. Kusimba and Sibel B. Kusimba (The Field Museum, Chicago; Northern Illinois University). 17 From Pottery Groups to Ethnic Groups in Central Africa: Pierre de Maret (Universite Libre de Bruxelles). 18 Two Thousand Years of West African History: Scott MacEachern (Bowdoin College). Index