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African Archaeology

3rd Edition

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  • Date Published: June 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521540025

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  • 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.

    • Concise and authoritative introduction to the vast archaeological record of Africa
    • This edition draws more comparisons with other parts of the world, clearly demonstrating the relevance of Africa to world prehistory
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    "...a work that fulfills its primary role as a college-level text perfectly. In addition, it provides a literate introduction to African prehistory that is accessible to both the educated public and to those scholars in the historical and social sciences who seek a solid grounding in the evolution of African culture without being overwhelmed by the detail of site reports." International Journal of African Historical Studies

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521540025
    • length: 406 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 188 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • contains: 161 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • 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

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Archaeology of Africa
  • Author

    David W. Phillipson, University of Cambridge
    David W. Phillipson FBA is Professor of African Archaeology and Director of the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge.

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