African Archaeology Products

  • Remembering Turkana

    Material Histories and Contemporary Livelihoods in North-Western Kenya, 1st Edition

    By Samuel F. Derbyshire

    This book explores aspects of the socio-economic and political history of the Turkana of northern Kenya, examining the making and re-making of the regional economy via the trajectories of socio-material interaction that have structured key practices, relationships and livelihoods over the past…

    Hardback – 2020-07-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in African Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

  • Participatory Archaeology and Heritage Studies

    Perspectives from Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter R. Schmidt

    Participatory Archaeology and Heritage Studies: Perspectives from Africa provides new ways to look at and think about the practice of community archaeology and heritage studies across the globe. Long hidden from view, African experiences and experiments with participatory archaeology and heritage…

    Paperback – 2020-05-01 
    Routledge

  • The Domestication of Humans

    1st Edition

    By Robert G. Bednarik

    The Domestication of Humans explains the alternative to the African Eve model by attributing human modernity, not to a speciation event in Africa, but to the unintended self-domestication of humans. This alternative account of human origins provides the reader with a comprehensive explanation of…

    Hardback – 2020-04-20 
    Routledge

  • The Life of Trade

    Events and Happenings in the Niumi�s Atlantic Center, 1st Edition

    By Liza Gijanto

    The Life of Trade utilizes archaeological and historical sources to address the dynamic nature of the Atlantic trade on the Gambia River. Taking a fresh multi-disciplinary approach, the book highlights the region’s atypical position as a commercial crossroads and access point for both interior and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Managing Heritage in Africa

    Who Cares?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Webber Ndoro, Shadreck Chirikure, Janette Deacon

    Managing Heritage in Africa provides a wide-ranging, up-to-date synthesis of heritage management practice in Africa, covering a broad spectrum of heritage issues such as archaeology, living traditions, sacred sites, heritage of pain (slavery), international conventions cultural landscapes, heritage…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Waterside Ape

    An Alternative Account of Human Evolution, 1st Edition

    By Peter H. Rhys Evans

    Why are humans so fond of water? Why is our skin colour so variable? Why aren’t we hairy like our close ape relatives? A savannah scenario of human evolution has been widely accepted primarily due to fossil evidence; and fossils do not offer insight into these questions. Other alternative…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29
    CRC Press

  • Material Cultures of Slavery and Abolition in the British Caribbean

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christer Petley, Stephan Lenik

    Material things mattered immensely to those who engaged in daily struggles over the character and future of slavery and to those who subsequently contested the meanings of freedom in the post-emancipation Caribbean. Throughout the history of slavery, objects and places were significant to different…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge

  • Memory and Cultural Landscape at the Khami World Heritage Site, Zimbabwe

    An Un-inherited Past, 1st Edition

    By Ashton Sinamai

    This book focuses on a forgotten place—the Khami World Heritage site in Zimbabwe. It examines how professionally ascribed values and conservation priorities affect the cultural landscape when there is a disjuncture between local community and national interests, and explores the epistemic violence…

    Hardback – 2018-09-17
    Routledge
    Archaeology & Indigenous Peoples

  • The Swahili World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephanie Wynne-Jones, Adria LaViolette

    The Swahili World presents the fascinating story of a major world civilization, exploring the archaeology, history, linguistics, and anthropology of the Indian Ocean coast of Africa. It covers a 1,500-year sweep of history, from the first settlement of the coast to the complex urban tradition found…

    Hardback – 2017-10-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Community-based Heritage in Africa

    Unveiling Local Research and Development Initiatives, 1st Edition

    By Peter R. Schmidt

    This volume provides a powerful alternative to the Western paradigms that have governed archaeological inquiry and heritage studies in Africa. Community-based Heritage Research in Africa boldly shifts focus away from top-down community engagements, usually instigated by elite academic and heritage…

    Paperback – 2017-03-03
    Routledge

  • West Africa Before the Europeans

    Archaeology & Prehistory, 1st Edition

    By O. Davies

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • The Rock Art of Africa

    1st Edition

    By A.R. Willcox

    It has long been known that all forms of art – rock paintings, carvings and scribings, and also portable sculpture – are present at various locations throughout Africa. This book was the first inclusive survey and brings together in one volume accounts of African rock art which were previously…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

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