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Forgotten Africa: An Introduction to its Archaeology

by Graham Connah

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Not very detailed, but good as an introduction -- more importantly, contains useful references for site-specific information. ( )
  behemothing | Oct 25, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0415305918, Paperback)

Forgotten Africa introduces the general reader and beginning student to Africa's past, emphasizing those aspects only known or best known from archaeological and related evidence. It covers four million years of history across the continent, examining important aspects of Africa's momentous human story. Graham Connah is concerned to raise public awareness, both inside and outside Africa, to this frequently overlooked and often forgotten subject.

Forgotten Africa examines: 

* human origins,
* the material culture of hunter gatherers
* the beginnings of African farming, the development of metallurgy
* the emergence of distinctive artistic traditions
* the growth of cities and states
* the expansion of trading networks
* the impact of European and other external contacts.

The result is a fascinating and important story told in a straightforward and readable manner.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:57 -0400)

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