Synopses & Reviews
This book provides a concise and up-to-date authoritative survey of the archaeology of Africa, from the origin of mankind until the last few centuries. Written in non-technical language, it is fully illustrated with photographs, maps and line drawings, and it has a comprehensive bibliography. Egypt and North Africa are here considered in their African context, together with a comprehensive discussion of West, East, Central and Southern Africa, to provide a continent-wide survey of human development in Africa. The relevance of archaeological research to understanding today's Africa is stressed, as is the contribution Africa has made to the human cultural heritage. This book will be of appeal to all who are interested in the past of the African peoples.