1st Edition

West Africa Before the Europeans Archaeology & Prehistory

By O. Davies Copyright 1967
    388 Pages
    by Routledge

    412 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book covers the whole range of West African archaeology to the arrival of the Portugese on the Guinea coast. Parts of this territory are very ill-explored, and emphasis is accordingly laid on the better-known regions: Ghana, Nigeria, the middle Niger valley and Western Senegal. After introducing the geographical background and chronology, subsequent chapters deal with the Palaeolithic, Neolithic and early iron ages, ending with a brief account of the protohistoric period. Published in 1967. Includes map and topographical index.

    Preface  1. The Geographical Background  2. Chronology  3. The Palaeolithic in West Africa  4. The Neolithic in West Africa  5. The Early Iron Age  6. The Europeans Arrive


    O. Davies