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The advent of copper and iron metallurgy is one of the most fascinating debate taking place in sub-Saharan Africa archaeology today. Challenging data, that may be accurate or not, are usually ignored or dismissed without serious consideration. Sustained long-term research is nonetheless changing...
The cool, moist, tropical highlands of southwest Ethiopia contrast dramatically with arid environments in the rest of the Horn of Africa. They have seen little archaeological research due to their remote location, wet conditions, and acidic soils and volcanic rocks thought to harbor few shelters...
Pastoralist Khoekhoe people in southern Africa are well known from 17 th and 18 th century records from the Cape, and from later descendent communities. The Cape Khoekhoen kept large herds of sheep and cattle, which constituted wealth and provided the dairy products that formed dietary staples....
Archaeological sites in the Shashe-Limpopo River Basin, southern Africa, reflect marked population growth and increased socio- political complexity between ca AD 880 and 1290, but the nature of agropastoral management that underpinned these extensive, more complex societies is not well...
Our knowledge of Senegambian megaliths owes a lot to the works of Guy Thilmans and Cyr Descamps, who have analyzed in-depth funerary monuments in a taphonomic perspective. But the ware unearthed during excavations, namely pottery, has never been thoroughly studied. The article suggests a first...
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