Book Review

Book Review Tuto Fela et les stèles du sud de l'Éthiopie. By Roger Joussaume. Éditions Recherche sur les Civilisations, Paris, 2007, 272 pp., ISBN 978-2-86538-314-6 (paperback). EUR 50.00. This volume, publication of which is warmly welcomed, represents the third and final monograph describing the results of research on Ethiopian megaliths that was undertaken by Joussaume and numerous collaborators during the years 1970­1998. Its prime purpose is to report on investigations at Tuto Fela, located some 30 km east of Lake Abaya in the Rift Valley of southern Ethiopia, and thus ca 260 km south of Tiya which is -- following Joussaume's earlier investigations -- the best-known of Ethiopia's megalithic sites. Overviews are also included of megalithic sites elsewhere in southern Ethiopia and in the Horn of Africa more generally. Tuto Fela comprises a large tumulus (ca 50 x 30 m) of field stones, placed over a number of graves excavated into the subsoil and marked by upright cylindrical stelae. One of these graves had a wooden cover whose remains yielded a single radiocarbon date calibrated between the mid-eleventh and the late thirteenth century AD. Within the tumulus itself were further inhumations, likewise marked by stelae of which some had apparently http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of African Archaeology Brill

Loading next page...
 
/lp/brill/book-review-jR5H19cjow
Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© Copyright 2009 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1612-1651
eISSN
2191-5784
DOI
10.3213/1612-1651-10120
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Tuto Fela et les stèles du sud de l'Éthiopie. By Roger Joussaume. Éditions Recherche sur les Civilisations, Paris, 2007, 272 pp., ISBN 978-2-86538-314-6 (paperback). EUR 50.00. This volume, publication of which is warmly welcomed, represents the third and final monograph describing the results of research on Ethiopian megaliths that was undertaken by Joussaume and numerous collaborators during the years 1970­1998. Its prime purpose is to report on investigations at Tuto Fela, located some 30 km east of Lake Abaya in the Rift Valley of southern Ethiopia, and thus ca 260 km south of Tiya which is -- following Joussaume's earlier investigations -- the best-known of Ethiopia's megalithic sites. Overviews are also included of megalithic sites elsewhere in southern Ethiopia and in the Horn of Africa more generally. Tuto Fela comprises a large tumulus (ca 50 x 30 m) of field stones, placed over a number of graves excavated into the subsoil and marked by upright cylindrical stelae. One of these graves had a wooden cover whose remains yielded a single radiocarbon date calibrated between the mid-eleventh and the late thirteenth century AD. Within the tumulus itself were further inhumations, likewise marked by stelae of which some had apparently

Journal

Journal of African ArchaeologyBrill

Published: Nov 1, 2009

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off