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African Archaeology

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Publisher Comments:

Research in Africa is now accepted as an integral part of global archaeological studies. As well as providing archaeologists with the oldest material, Africa is also widely recognised as the birthplace of modern man and his characteristic cultural patterns. Archaeological study of later periods provides unique and valuable evidence for the development of African culture and society, while ongoing research in Africa provides insights relevant to the interpretation of the archaeological record in other parts of the world. In this fully revised and expanded edition of his seminal archaeological survey, David Phillipson presents a lucid and fully illustrated account of African archaeology from prehistory and the origins of humanity to the age of European colonisation. The work spans the entire continent from the Mediterranean to the Cape of Good Hope and demonstrates the relevance of archaeological research to the understanding of Africa today.

Synopsis:

David Phillipson has extended and updated his survey on the archaeology of Africa in a lucid, fully illustrated account of the origins of humanity to the time of European colonisation.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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.

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; Bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521540025
Author:
Phillipson, David W.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Yoffee, Norman
Author:
Phillipson, D. W.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Prehistoric peoples
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Africa Antiquities.
Subject:
Prehistoric peoples -- Africa.
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
World History-Africa
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge World Archaeology
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
161 b/w illus.
Pages:
406
Dimensions:
9.68x7.44x.71 in. 1.97 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , David Phillipson has extended and updated his survey on the archaeology of Africa in a lucid, fully illustrated account of the origins of humanity to the time of European colonisation.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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