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Archaeology of Southern Africa

Peter Mitchell

in African Studies

ISBN: 9780199846733
Published online November 2015 | | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199846733-0012
Archaeology of Southern Africa

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Southern Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique) boasts one of the world’s longest archaeological records and its 3.5 million square kilometers encompass a wide variety of environments. Beginning over 150 years ago and accelerating greatly over the last half-century, museums, universities, and local journals have facilitated the development of a thriving archaeological community that has made—and is increasingly making—important empirical, methodological, and theoretical contributions to archaeology as a whole. Nevertheless, coverage is still...

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Subjects: African History ; African Languages ; African Music ; African Philosophy ; African Studies

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