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The Prehistoric Cultures of the Horn of Africa
An Analysis of the Stone Age Cultural and Climatic Succession in the Somalilands and Eastern Parts of Abyssinia


D. M. A. Bate, L. R. Cox
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  • Date Published: March 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107635364

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  • Originally published in 1954, this book was based on various periods of fieldwork undertaken in the region of the Horn of Africa between 1941 and 1946. Written by prominent archaeologist John Desmond Clark (1916–2002), the text presents a detailed analysis of the relationship between physical geography and stone age culture within the area. Numerous illustrative figures, maps, appendices and a bibliography are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in historical geography, anthropology and archaeology.

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    • Date Published: March 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107635364
    • length: 492 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.85kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of plates
    List of text-figures
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Physical geography
    2. The work of previous investigators
    Part II. The General Geology of the Special Areas and Stratigraphy:
    3. Introduction. Western British Somaliland and the Nogal Valley
    4. The Webi Shebeli and its tributaries
    5. The Danakil rift
    6. The north and east coasts
    7. Correlation of geological deposits, events and cultures within the Horn
    Part II. The Prehistory of the Special Areas:
    8. Terminology
    9. The Acheulio-Levalloisian culture
    10. The Somaliland Stillbay culture
    11. The Doian culture
    12. The Somaliland Wilton culture and its variants
    13. Prehistoric art in the Horn of Africa
    Part IV. A Tentative Correlation of Cultures and Climates:
    14. A tentative correlation of cultures and climates in the Horn with other areas of the African continent and with Southern Arabia
    Appendix A. Details of collections (not previously described) made by civil and military personnel in the Somalilands and Abyssinia
    Appendix B. Tool lists for additional Somaliland Magosian culture sites
    Appendix C. Tool lists for additional Hargesian culture sites
    Appendix D. Tool lists for additional Doian culture sites
    Appendix E. Tool lists for additional Somaliland Wilton culture sites
    Appendix F. Report on the faunal remains collected by J. D. Clark from sites in the Somalilands D. M. A. Bate
    Appendix G. List of marine molluscs collected by J. D. Clark from raised beaches and other sites in the Somalilands L. R. Cox
    Appendix H. List of charcoals collected by J. D. Clark from prehistoric sites in the Somalilands. By Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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