Afr Archaeol Rev https://doi.org/10.1007/s10437-021-09437-7 BOOK REVIEW Gwyn Campbell: Africa and the Indian Ocean World from Early Times to Circa 1900 Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2019, 305 pp., ISBN 978-0-521-00806-8 Krish Seetah The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2021 One of history’s significant contributions to scholarship, No review can do justice to such a sweeping book; as my senior colleague Richard Allen is fond of here, I present a selection of highlights from individual reminding me, has been to consistently help us contex- chapters to illuminate the approach Campbell has tualize our understanding of major transitions, trends, adopted in order to illustrate the significance of African and new developments in the Indian Ocean World peoples, and human-environmental interactions, in the (IOW). This has been a boon for informing the work wider IOW. of archaeologists, especially those focused on the period Campbell begins his re-conceptualization of the role of European expansion in the region. Over the course of of Africans in Chapter 2, starting some 12,000 years 12 chapters in his new book, Gwyn Campbell success- ago, at the end of the last Ice Age, providing a running fully achieves three key developments.
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