African archaeology : a critical introduction by Ann Brower Stahl

By Ann Brower Stahl

A landmark advent to the archaeology of Africa that demanding situations misconceptions & claims approximately Africa’s prior and teaches scholars the right way to review those claims.

  • Provides an extraordinary and interesting advent to the archaeology of Africa
  • Challenges misconceptions & claims approximately Africa’s earlier and teaches scholars easy methods to evaluation those claims
  • Includes a considerate advent that explores the contexts that experience formed archaeological wisdom of Africa's past
  • Lays out learn questions that experience formed the contours of African archaeology
  • Comprised of chapters particularly written for this quantity by way of well known archaeologists with nearby and topical expertise

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Oxford: Blackwell. McIntosh, Susan Keech, 1999 Pathways to Complexity: An African Perspective. In Beyond Chiefdoms. Pathways to Complexity in Africa. Susan Keech McIntosh, ed. pp. 1–30. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. McIntosh, Susan Keech, and Roderick J. McIntosh, 1984 The Early City in West Africa: Towards an Understanding. The African Archaeological Review 2:72–98. , 1997 Liberal Strategies of Exclusion. In Tensions of Empire. Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World. Frederick Cooper and Ann L.

However, this is not necessarily the case, for the simple reason that observed similarities may not be relevant to the presence or absence of the other, inferred commonalities (Salmon 1982;Wylie 1985). As archaeology matured, simple formal analogies, often also referred to as “ethnographic parallels,” became more commonplace and were based on the principle that “similar cultural conditions may produce similar cultural phenomena” (Curwen 1938:261, emphasis added). African societies became an increasingly popular source for analogies in European archaeology, especially because the consolidation of “prehistoric” archaeology in Europe coincided with the era of “Colonial Anthropology” (1920–1950) aimed at documenting the societies that were now under colonial rule (see Kuper 1973).

A. , 1990 Archaeological Studies of Human Origins and Early Prehistory in Africa. In A History of African Archaeology. Peter Robertshaw, ed. pp. 13–38. London: James Currey. Guyer, Jane, and Samuel M. Eno Belinga, 1995 Wealth in People as Wealth in Knowledge: Accumulation and Composition in Equatorial Africa. Journal of African History 36:91–120. Hall, Martin, 1984 The Burden of Tribalism: The Social Context of Southern African Iron Age Studies. American Antiquity 49:455–467. —— 1990a Farmers, Kings and Traders.

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