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The African Acheulean

Mohamed Sahnouni, Sileshi Semaw and Michael Rogers.

in The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology

July 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of Africa. 7605 words.

This article argues that the Acheulean is perhaps the longest lasting cultural–technological tradition in human history, dating from around 1.7 to 0.3 Mya and roughly corresponding to the...

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African Perspectives on Death, Burial, and Mortuary Archaeology

David N. Edwards.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

May 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of Africa. 8469 words.

For those engaging with the archaeology of sub-Saharan Africa for the first time, the variable but generally limited presence of mortuary archaeologies may be quite striking, although in a...

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Animals, acculturation, and colonization in ancient and Islamic North Africa

Michael MacKinnon.

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Archaeology of Africa. 5063 words.

Zooarchaeological comparisons of Roman and Islamic North Africa indicate changes in animal use largely resultant from shifting parameters of urban and economic expansion and development,...

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The Appearance and Development of Metallurgy South of the Sahara

Bertram Mapunda.

in The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology

July 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of Africa. 5732 words.

Africanist archaeometallurgists have conveniently divided Africa into two sub-regions when discussing the continent’s metallurgical history: north of the Sahara Desert, including the...

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Archaeogenetics of Africa and of the African Hunter-Gatherers

Viktor Černý and Luísa Pereira.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers

April 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of Africa. 10027 words.

East African foragers were probably the first who colonized most of the world before the invention of agriculture—their first biologically successful migration out of Africa can be inferred...

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Archaeological Evidence for the Emergence of Food Production in the Horn of Africa

Matthew Curtis.

in The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology

July 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of Africa. 5775 words.

The Horn of Africa is one of the Africa’s most culturally varied regions and the world’s most physiographically diverse areas, possessing an extensive range of climates, topographies,...

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An Archaeological Perspective on West Africa and the Post-1500 Atlantic World

Ibrahima Thiaw and François Richard.

in The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology

July 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of Africa. 6286 words.

Africa’s engagement with the post-AD 1500 Atlantic World has captivated archaeological attention over the past twenty years. Focusing on West Africa, this article gives a sense of the...

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Archaeological Practice in Africa

Graham Connah.

in The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology

July 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of Africa. 10242 words.

The origins of archaeology were in Europe, so that its development in the African continent was initially shaped by European perceptions, subsequently modified by American influences. Only...

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Archaeologies of the Bantu Expansion

Pierre de Maret.

in The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology

July 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of Africa. 6832 words.

This article examines the Bantu languages and their classification and provides archaeological background of the Bantu migration on Western and Central Africa and Great Lakes Africa....

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Archaeology and Education

Amanda Esterhuysen and Paul J. Lane.

in The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology

July 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of Africa. 6337 words.

This article focuses on efforts to promote formal teaching of archaeology, especially at primary and secondary levels. It stresses that an integrated strategy towards archaeology and...

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