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Historical Archaeology in Africa

Representation, Social Memory, and Oral Traditions (African Archaeology)

by Peter R. Schmidt

  • 378 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by AltaMira Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African archaeology,
  • Social Science,
  • Archaeology,
  • History - General History,
  • Sociology,
  • Africa,
  • Africa - General,
  • Non-Classifiable,
  • Antiquities,
  • Archaeology and history

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8007509M
    ISBN 100759109648
    ISBN 109780759109643

    Brian Murray Fagan (born 1 August ) is a prolific author of popular archaeology books and a professor emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA. Fagan was born in England where he received his childhood education at Rugby School. He attended Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he studied archaeology and anthropology (BA , MA , PhD )/5. Get this from a library! Historical Archaeology in Africa: Representation, Social Memory, and Oral Traditions.. [Peter R Schmidt] -- Historical Archaeology in Africa is an inquiry into the questions that count, proposing different ways of thinking about historical archaeology. Peter Schmidt challenges readers to expand their.

    Historical archaeology is an international discipline concerned with studying the past using physical evidence in conjunction with other types of historical sources such as documents,maps, illustrations, photographs and oral history. It focuses on the objects used by people in the past and the places where they lived and worked. It can tell us about the way things were made and used and how. Africa," Journal of African Hist 2 (), Significantly the only review of recent archaeological research published in the s also stresses this point: Mitchell and Whitelaw, "Archaeology of Southernmost Africa." 9 Vansina, "Siblings," 10 Ibid., 11 Ibid.,

    Historical Archaeology is the scholarly journal of The Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) and the leading journal in the study of the archaeology of the modern era. The journal publishes articles on a broad range of historic and archaeological areas of interests such as slavery, gender, race, ethnicity, social class, globalization, industry, landscapes, material culture, battlefields. Gijanto, Liza and Horlings, Rachel L., “ Connecting African Diaspora and West African Historical Archaeology,” Historical Archaeology 46 (2) (), – Gray, Richard and Birmingham, David (eds.), Pre-Colonial Africa Trade: Essays on Trade in Central and Eastern Africa before (London: Oxford University Press, ).


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Find all the books, read about the author, and : Hardcover. From the Back Cover. Historical archaeology is experiencing a surge of interest in West Africa, after decades of relative obscurity.

The papers in this volume represent the most recent findings by scholars who are committed to melding written history, oral tradition, and archaeological data into a dynamic understanding of the coast of Lagos State, Format: Paperback.

Contents Books About: Historical Archaeology in Africa is an inquiry into the questions that count, proposing different ways of thinking about historical archaeology.

Peter Schmidt challenges readers to expand their horizons beyond the ethnocentrism of archaeology, as it is defined and practiced in North America. Historical Archaeology in Africa is an inquiry into historical questions that count, proposing different ways of thinking about historical archaeology.

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While the reader can pick and choose favourites, all the while revelling in the marvellous diversity Historical Archaeology in Africa book cultural and historical expression that exists in sub-Saharan Africa, it seems reasonable to ponder the nature of the beast that is African historical archaeology, albeit transformed by a plural by: 8.

Historical archaeology is experiencing a surge of interest in West Africa, after decades of relative obscurity. The papers in this volume represent the most recent findings by scholars who are committed to melding written history, oral tradition, and archaeological data into a dynamic understanding of the recent centuries in Nigeria.

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Historical Archaeology in Africa is the work of an extremely fertile and imaginative mind. Schmidt shows here as he has before why he is a complete scholar We finally have a book that does what it sets out to do: integrate the disciplines, interrogate ways of seeing and writing history, critique both native and non-native scientific perspectives, and engage indigenous voices in a 5/5(1).

Historical Archaeology-IsIt Historical or Archaeological. 13 Lewis R. Binford Archaeology and Folklore: Common Anxieties, Common Hopes 23 Henry Glassie In Praise of Archaeology: Le Proiet du Garbage 36 William L. Rathje The New Mormon Temple in Washington, D.C. 43 Mark P. Leone The Structure of Historical Archaeology and the Importance of File Size: 3MB.

Written by a range of experts on different aspects of African archaeology, this book represents the first consideration of historical archaeology over the African continent as a whole. This seminal volume also explores Africa's place in global systems of thought and economic development and is of interest to historical archaeologists and.

For almost four decades, Africanist archaeologists have expressed dissatisfaction with the more dominant definitions of historical archaeology – as either the study of time periods and events for which written sources are available and of societies that have developed a literate tradition (e.g., Deetz ) or the era of European expansion and exploration from the fifteenth century onwards.

Contents Books About: Historical Archaeology in Africa is an inquiry into the questions that count, proposing different ways of thinking about historical archaeology. Peter Schmidt challenges readers to expand their horizons beyond the ethnocentrism of archaeology, as it is defined and practiced in.

Welcome tothe official website of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Historical Archaeology is the study of the material remains of past societies that also left behind documentary and oral histories. This subfield of archaeology studies the emergence, transformation, and nature of the Modern World.

Become a Member. - Peter Robertshaw in JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORY This book is the first to bring archaeology and theory together in Africa. This is enormously important. Today, we live increasingly in a globally homogenous culture; archaeological theory and methods too have been applied globally as part of the colonial enterprise/5(2).

Historical Archaeology in Africa is an inquiry into the questions that count, proposing different ways of thinking about historical archaeology. Peter Schmidt challenges readers to expand their horizons beyond the ethnocentrism of archaeology, as it is defined and practiced in North America.

The Archaeology of Africa: Food, Metals and Towns. Many of the authors herein are either Africans or live there. All do fieldwork there. The many essays allow not only a wide overview of development from c.

BC to the present, but also some review chapters & in-depth studies/5(6). Historical archaeology. New York: Alfred A.

Knopf. E-mail Citation» In this early book in the history of historical archaeology, the author, known for his excavations in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, explains the discipline as it appeared in the late s.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. Historical archaeology. 3d ed. London: Routledge. This book provides a short, readable introduction to historical archaeology, which focuses on modern history in all its fascinating regional, cultural, and ethnic diversity. Accessibly covering key methods and concepts, including fundamental theories and principles, the history of the field, and basic definitions, Historical Archaeology also.Inventing Africa: History, Archaeology and Ideas Inventing Africa is a critical account of narratives which have selectively interpreted and misinterpreted the continent's deep past.

Writers have created alluring images of lost cities, vast prehistoric migrations and golden ages of past civilizations.Buy Historical Archaeology in Africa: Representation, Social Memory, and Oral Traditions (African Archaeology) (African Archaeology Series) by Peter R.

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