African Archaeology Products

  • The Waterside Ape

    An Alternative Account of Human Evolution, 1st Edition

    By Peter H. Rhys Evans

    This book presents the latest evidence on the controversial ‘Waterside Ape’ theory of human evolution, what used to be known as the ‘Aquatic Ape’ theory. The traditional ‘Savannah Ape’ theory that early hominid apes evolved on the grass plains of East Africa 6- 7 million years ago from our…

    Paperback – 2019-03-19 
    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

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15
    Routledge
    Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

  • 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

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • 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

  • Community Archaeology and Heritage in Africa

    Decolonizing Practice, 1st Edition

    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
    Routledge

  • Theory in Africa, Africa in Theory

    Locating Meaning in Archaeology, 1st Edition

    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
    Routledge

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