PHILLIPSON, DAVID W.
Title African Archaeology.
Book Condition Softcover. Brand new book.
Edition Third Edition.
Publisher Cambridge University Press, Cambridge:
0521832365 / 9780521832366
Seller ID 40079X1
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. Here is a oncise and authoritative introduction to the vast archaeological record of Africa. This new edition draws on cutting edge archaeological research in fields such as genetics. Also, this new edition draws more comparisons with other parts of the world, clearly demonstrating the relevance of Africa to world prehistory. The book's contents are as follows: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; and a Bibliography. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Africa, African Studies, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Sorghum, Sierra Leone, Pottery, Olduvai Gorge, Nile Valley, Morocco, Mali, Kenya, Iron, Hominids, Ghana, Eritrea, Egypt, Congo, Burial Customs, Bantu, Zambia, Algeria, Archaeology, Anthropology, David W. Phillipson)