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African Archaeology

African Archaeology - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0521540025

Cover of African Archaeology 3RD 05 (ISBN 978-0521540025)
ISBN13: 978-0521540025
ISBN10: 052154002X
Edition: 3RD 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2005
International: No

African Archaeology - 3RD 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521540025

David W. Phillipson

ISBN13: 978-0521540025
ISBN10: 052154002X
Edition: 3RD 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

David Phillipson presents an illustrated account of African prehistory, from the origins of humanity through European colonization in this revised and expanded edition of his original work. Phillipson considers Egypt and North Africa in their African context, comprehensively reviewing the archaeology of West, East, Central and Southern Africa. His book demonstrates the relevance of archaeological research to understanding contemporary Africa and stresses the continent's contribution to the cultural heritage of humankind.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The emergence of humankind in Africa
3. The consolidation of basic human culture
4. Regional diversification and specialisation
5. The beginnings of permanent settlement
6. Early farmers
7. Iron-using peoples before 1000
8. The second millennium AD in Sub-Saharan Africa

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