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Métallurgie du Fer et Sociétés Africaines: Bilans et nouveaux paradigmes dans la recherche anthropologique et archéologique. By Caroline Robion-Brunner & Bruno Martinelli. B.A.R. International Series 2395. Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology 81. Archaeopress, Oxford, 2012, 258 pp. ISBN 9781407309880. £40.00 (Paperback).

Métallurgie du Fer et Sociétés Africaines: Bilans et nouveaux paradigmes dans la recherche... Métallurgie du Fer et Sociétés Africaines: Bilans et nouveaux paradigmes dans la recherche anthropologique et archéologique. By Caroline Robion-Brunner & Bruno Martinelli. B.A.R. International Series 2395. Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology 81. Archaeopress, Oxford, 2012, 258 pp. ISBN 9781407309880. £40.00 (Paperback). This volume contains seventeen papers originally delivered at a symposium of the same title at Aix-enProvence in April 2010. The first four chapters discuss the persistent problem of explaining "endogamous occupational groups" or "occupational castes" in Africa. This distinctive social practice was common right across the Sahara and the Sahel, from Senegal all the way to Somalia. Many of the societies in this zone contain groups of occupational specialists who may not marry, and in many cases are shunned by, "normal" members of society. They might previously have specialized in ironworking, pottery, music and praise-singing, hunting, burial of the dead, circumcision, magic, or various combinations of these. Some have high status, some low. In some cases these are closed groups; in other cases outsiders might be admitted. In the eastern half of the continent, their distribution extended south of the Sahel to include iron workers and potters associated with some pastoralist groups in Kenya, and the Twa http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of African Archaeology Brill

Métallurgie du Fer et Sociétés Africaines: Bilans et nouveaux paradigmes dans la recherche anthropologique et archéologique. By Caroline Robion-Brunner & Bruno Martinelli. B.A.R. International Series 2395. Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology 81. Archaeopress, Oxford, 2012, 258 pp. ISBN 9781407309880. £40.00 (Paperback).

Journal of African Archaeology , Volume 11 (2): 273 – Nov 11, 2013

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© Copyright 2013 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1612-1651
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10.3213/2191-5784-10238
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Métallurgie du Fer et Sociétés Africaines: Bilans et nouveaux paradigmes dans la recherche anthropologique et archéologique. By Caroline Robion-Brunner & Bruno Martinelli. B.A.R. International Series 2395. Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology 81. Archaeopress, Oxford, 2012, 258 pp. ISBN 9781407309880. £40.00 (Paperback). This volume contains seventeen papers originally delivered at a symposium of the same title at Aix-enProvence in April 2010. The first four chapters discuss the persistent problem of explaining "endogamous occupational groups" or "occupational castes" in Africa. This distinctive social practice was common right across the Sahara and the Sahel, from Senegal all the way to Somalia. Many of the societies in this zone contain groups of occupational specialists who may not marry, and in many cases are shunned by, "normal" members of society. They might previously have specialized in ironworking, pottery, music and praise-singing, hunting, burial of the dead, circumcision, magic, or various combinations of these. Some have high status, some low. In some cases these are closed groups; in other cases outsiders might be admitted. In the eastern half of the continent, their distribution extended south of the Sahel to include iron workers and potters associated with some pastoralist groups in Kenya, and the Twa

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Published: Nov 11, 2013

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