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This paper examines current trends in ethnoarchaeological studies and their implications for the interpretation of evidence from Africa and ‘Third World’ areas generally. Significant emerging issues related to data collection, analysis, use of analogy, the concept of ethnicity or group...
The future of African archaeology has recently been a major focus of attention by African archaeologists. This article looks at anticipated major advances, and at the expectations and desires of young African archaeologists in the advancement of the discipline. The major constraints to research...
This paper provides a preliminary account of archaeological research on sites of early pottery-using people in the coastal region of the Congo Republic. The results obtained are compared with observations from Botswana and used to amplify archaeological and lingustic data relevant to the...
Different raw material procurement strategies are attested in the limestone stretch of the Egyptian Nile Valley. Chert cobbles from Nile terraces or from their derived deposits were generally used. Four main procurement strategies have been recognized. During the Middle Palaeolithic intensive...
This paper describes Late Stone Age assemblages of quartz tools and debitage from sites near Luano Hot Spring, Chingola, Zambia. Formal tools at the Luano rock shelter site suggest a ‘Nachikufan II’ to ‘Nachikufan III’ sequence according to the traditional terminology. However, analysis of the...
This contribution reports on the results obtained from the 1980–7 research in the Kapthurin Formation (Baringo, Kenya) which aimed at the refinement of the chronology, stratigraphy and environmental evidence in order to establish a framework for the interpretation of the prehistoric sites. In...
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