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The Search for Takrur: Archaeological Excavations and Reconnaissance along the Middle Senegal Valley, written by R.J. McIntosh, S.K. McIntosh and H. Bocoum

The Search for Takrur: Archaeological Excavations and Reconnaissance along the Middle Senegal... The Search for Takrur: Archaeological Excavations and Reconnaissance along the Middle Senegal Valley New Haven / London, 2016, Yale University Publications in Anthropology. 578 pages isbn 978-0-913516-29-4.The Search for Takrur: Archaeological Excavations and Reconnaissance along the Middle Senegal Valley, edited by R.J. McIntosh, S.K. McIntosh and H. Bocoum, presents the results of fieldwork from 1990 to 1993 in northern Senegal along the Middle Valley. The manuscript was submitted in 2012 and the book published in early 2017. It provides extensive information and detailed data on the sites excavated in what can be called the heartland of Takrur: today’s Fuuta Tooro. The book, with 578 pages, 253 figures, 93 tables, 7 appendixes, references list, and an index, is organized into 14 chapters.The logic of the argument is structured in four parts. Part 1, chapters 1 to 3, presents the research project, its history, and the adopted field methodology. Part 2, chapters 4 to 9, addresses the results from the excavated sites and the material culture. Chapter 8, “Iron working in the Middle Senegal Valley” (pp. 191-280), the longest chapter of the volume, raises particularly interesting issues that deserve scrutiny. Part 3, chapters 10 to 12, examines the different components of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of African Archaeology Brill

The Search for Takrur: Archaeological Excavations and Reconnaissance along the Middle Senegal Valley, written by R.J. McIntosh, S.K. McIntosh and H. Bocoum

Journal of African Archaeology , Volume 15 (2): 2 – Feb 14, 2017

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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1612-1651
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2191-5784
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10.1163/21915784-12340015
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The Search for Takrur: Archaeological Excavations and Reconnaissance along the Middle Senegal Valley New Haven / London, 2016, Yale University Publications in Anthropology. 578 pages isbn 978-0-913516-29-4.The Search for Takrur: Archaeological Excavations and Reconnaissance along the Middle Senegal Valley, edited by R.J. McIntosh, S.K. McIntosh and H. Bocoum, presents the results of fieldwork from 1990 to 1993 in northern Senegal along the Middle Valley. The manuscript was submitted in 2012 and the book published in early 2017. It provides extensive information and detailed data on the sites excavated in what can be called the heartland of Takrur: today’s Fuuta Tooro. The book, with 578 pages, 253 figures, 93 tables, 7 appendixes, references list, and an index, is organized into 14 chapters.The logic of the argument is structured in four parts. Part 1, chapters 1 to 3, presents the research project, its history, and the adopted field methodology. Part 2, chapters 4 to 9, addresses the results from the excavated sites and the material culture. Chapter 8, “Iron working in the Middle Senegal Valley” (pp. 191-280), the longest chapter of the volume, raises particularly interesting issues that deserve scrutiny. Part 3, chapters 10 to 12, examines the different components of

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Journal of African ArchaeologyBrill

Published: Feb 14, 2017

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