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Forgotten Africa: An Introduction to Its Archaeology

Graham Connah
Format
Book
Published
London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Language
English
ISBN
041530590X (hardback : alk. paper), 0415305918 (pbk. : alk. paper), 0203511808 (electronic book)
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Table of contents
Contents
  • Africa : the birthplace of humanity
  • Stone tools and adaptation : the origins of the genus homo
  • Africa's gift to the world : the earliest homo sapiens
  • Living off the land : later hunter gatherers in Africa
  • Putting ideas on stone : the rock art of Southern Africa
  • Pictures from a lost world : the rock art of the Sahara
  • Producing food : early developments in North and West Africa
  • Producing food : adaptation in North East and East Africa
  • The power of metal : the origins of African iron-working
  • Ancient Egypt : 3000 years of achievement
  • Nubia : a meeting place of different people
  • Aksum : a trading metropolis on the Ethiopian plateau
  • Church and state : survival in Ethiopia
  • Opportunity and constraint : the Lake Chad story
  • Facing the Mediterranean : Carthaginian, Greek and Roman North Africa
  • Qsar Es-Seghir : front door to Europe, front door to Africa
  • Jenné-Jeno : an early city on the Middle Niger
  • Voyages in the Sahara : the desert trade with West Africa
  • Igbo-Ukwu : a challenge from the past
  • Ancestral faces : ancient sculpture in Nigeria
  • Benin City : from forest power to world fame
  • Pots and people : early farmers south of the Equator
  • The testimony of the dead : life in the Upemba Depression
  • 'One beautiful garden' : production and power amongst the Great Lakes
  • Facing two worlds : the trading settlements of the East African coast
  • Projecting power : Great Zimbabwe and related sites
  • Deserted settlements with a story : later farmers in Southern Africa
  • Outsiders on the inside : the impact of European expansion
  • Remembering Africa's past.
Description
xiii, 193 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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