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The cities of West Africa's Middle Niger, only recently brought to the world's attention, make us rethink the 'whys' and the 'wheres' of ancient urbanism. They present the archaeologist with a novelty; a non-nucleated, clustered city-plan with no centralized, state-focused power. This book explores the emergence of these cities in the first millennium B.C. and the evolution of their hinterlands from the perspective of the self-organized landscape. Cities appeared in a series of profound transforms to the human-land relations and this book illustrates how each transform marked a leap in complexity.Read more
- Offers an exciting examination of the cities of the Middle Niger, the most recently discovered ancient urban civilization
- Explores the urban structure of ancient Middle Niger and its implication for traditional concepts of ancient urbanism
- Highly-illustrated throughout with comparative analysis of other indigenous urban landscapes, it will appeal to all students of the ancient city
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"...an impressive, path-breaking explanation of the origin of urban settlements on the Middle Niger River, climaxed by a fascinating final chapter in which the author offers a comparative overview of the archaeology of urban landscapes in Mesopotamia, the Nile valley, and northern China."
-David C. Conrad, Emeritus, SUNY Oswego, American Historical Review
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- Date Published: November 2005
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521813006
- length: 278 pages
- dimensions: 235 x 160 x 21 mm
- weight: 0.574kg
- contains: 44 b/w illus. 17 maps 2 tables
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
2. Transformed landscapes
5. Surveying the hinterland
6. Comparative urban landscapes.
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- African Archaeology
- History of Urbanism
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