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The Resource Oxford handbook of African archaeology, Peter Mitchell, Paul Lane, editors

Oxford handbook of African archaeology, Peter Mitchell, Paul Lane, editors

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Oxford handbook of African archaeology
Title
Oxford handbook of African archaeology
Statement of responsibility
Peter Mitchell, Paul Lane, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of African archaeology, covering the entirety of the continent's past from the beginnings of human evolution to the archaeological legacy of European colonialism. As well as covering almost all periods and regions of the continent, it includes a mixture of key methodological and theoretical issues and debates, and situates the subject's contemporary practice within the discipline's history and the infrastructural challenges now facing its practitioners. Bringing together essays on all these themes from over seventy contributors, many of them living and working in Africa, it offers a highly accessible, contemporary account of the subject for use by scholars and students of not only archaeology, but also history, anthropology, and other disciplines
Biographical or historical data
  • Peter Mitchell is Professor of African Archaeology, Tutor and Fellow at St Hugh's College, Oxford, and Honorary Research Associate, GAES, at the University of the Witwatersrand. From 2004 until 2006 he served as President of the Society of Africanist Archaeologists, and since 2006 has been Honrary Secretary of the British Institute in Eastern Africa.
  • Paul Lane is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of York and Honary Research Associate, GAES, at the University of the Witwatersrand. From 2008 to 2010 he served as President of the Society of Africanist Archaeologists.
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mitchell, Peter
  • Lane, Paul
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  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Africa
  • Africa
Label
Oxford handbook of African archaeology, Peter Mitchell, Paul Lane, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Part 1: Introduction : Peter Mitchell and Paul Lane: Introducing African Archaeology -- Part II: Doing African Archaeology: Theory, Method, Practice -- Part III: Becoming Human -- Part IV: Hunters, Gatherers, and Intensifiers: The Diversity of African Foragers -- Part V: Food for Thought: The Archaeology of African Pastoralist and Farming Communities -- Part VI: Power, Prestige, and Consumption: African Towns and States and their Neighbours -- Part VII: African Societies and the Modern World System
Control code
ocn808216839
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 1052 p.
Isbn
9780199569885
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Oxford handbook of African archaeology, Peter Mitchell, Paul Lane, editors
Publication
Contents
Part 1: Introduction : Peter Mitchell and Paul Lane: Introducing African Archaeology -- Part II: Doing African Archaeology: Theory, Method, Practice -- Part III: Becoming Human -- Part IV: Hunters, Gatherers, and Intensifiers: The Diversity of African Foragers -- Part V: Food for Thought: The Archaeology of African Pastoralist and Farming Communities -- Part VI: Power, Prestige, and Consumption: African Towns and States and their Neighbours -- Part VII: African Societies and the Modern World System
Control code
ocn808216839
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 1052 p.
Isbn
9780199569885
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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