African Archaeology Products

  • The Life of Trade

    Events and Happenings in the Niumi’s Atlantic Center

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • West Africa Before the Europeans

    Archaeology & Prehistory

    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 Library Editions: Archaeology

  • The Rock Art of Africa

    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 Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Material Cultures of Slavery and Abolition in the British Caribbean

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-10-11

  • Community Archaeology and Heritage in Africa

    Decolonizing Practice

    Edited by Peter R. Schmidt, Innocent Pikirayi

    This volume provides new insights into the distinctive contributions that community archaeology and heritage make to the decolonization of archaeological practice. Using innovative approaches, the contributors explore important initiatives which have protected and revitalized local heritage,…

    Paperback – 2016-06-09

  • Theory in Africa, Africa in Theory

    Locating Meaning in Archaeology

    Edited by Stephanie Wynne-Jones, Jeffrey Fleisher

    Theory in Africa, Africa in Theory explores the place of Africa in archaeological theory, and the place of theory in African archaeology. The centrality of Africa to global archaeological thinking is highlighted, with a particular focus on materiality and agency in contemporary interpretation. As a…

    Paperback – 2015-06-18

  • Ethnic Ambiguity and the African Past

    Materiality, History, and the Shaping of Cultural Identities

    Edited by Francois G Richard, Kevin C MacDonald

    The collective inquiries in this volume address ethnicity in ancient Africa as social fact and political artifact along numerous dimensions. Is ethnicity a useful analytic? What can archaeology say about the kinds of deeper time questions which scholars have asked of identities in Africa? Eleven…

    Hardback – 2015-04-01
    Routledge Research in Sport Politics and Policy

  • The Archaeology of Ethiopia

    By Niall Finneran

    This book provides the first truly comprehensive multi-period study of the archaeology of Ethiopia, surveying the country's history, detailing the discoveries from the late Stone Age, including the famous 'Lucy' and moving onto the emergence of food production, prehistoric rock art and an analysis…

    Paperback – 2011-12-16

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