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
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