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Archaeological research in Timbuktu, Mali

  • Timothy Insoll (a1)

Urban archaeological survey in Africa is rarely undertaken, and relatively little is known about many important cities and their development. Here Tim Insoll describes the results of a preliminary season at Timbuktu.

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