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By Ann Brower Stahl

A landmark creation to the archaeology of Africa that demanding situations misconceptions & claims approximately Africa’s previous and teaches scholars easy methods to evaluation those claims.

  • Provides an exceptional and interesting advent to the archaeology of Africa
  • Challenges misconceptions & claims approximately Africa’s prior and teaches scholars how one can evaluation those claims
  • Includes a considerate advent that explores the contexts that experience formed archaeological wisdom of Africa's past
  • Lays out study questions that experience formed the contours of African archaeology
  • Comprised of chapters particularly written for this quantity by means of favourite archaeologists with nearby and topical expertise

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39–55. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. —— 2001 Making History in Banda. Anthropological Visions of Africa’s Past. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. —— 2004 Comparative Insights into the Ancient Political Economies of West Africa. In Archaeological Perspectives on Political Economies. Gary Feinman and Linda Nicholas, eds. pp. 253–270. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. , 1987 Victorian Anthropology. New York: Free Press. Stuiver, Minze, Paula J. Reimer, and Thomas F. Braziunas, 1998 High-Precision Radiocarbon Age Calibration for Terrestrial and Marine Samples.

In A History of African Archaeology. Peter Robertshaw, ed. pp. 252–70. London: James Currey. , and Donald H. Avery, 1978 Complex Iron Smelting and Prehistoric Culture in Tanzania. Science 201:1085–1089. , and Roderick J. , 1996 Plundering Africa’s Past. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. , and Thomas C. , 1995 Making Alternative Histories: The Practice of Archaeology and History in Non-Western Settings. Sante Fe: School of American Research Press. Shaw, Thurstan, 1967 Resolutions on Terminology.

Without it, all archaeological interpretations would end up casting the past entirely in terms of the present. ” THE ROLE OF ETHNOGRAPHIC IMAGINATION 25 In Search of the Exotic Although ethnographic analogies are an inescapable element of archaeology, they introduce a fundamental paradox. Archaeologists often claim to be concerned with revealing human cultural and behavioral universals; however, by drawing on ethnographic data to interpret archaeological remains, they necessarily transform “the past” into something “other” than their own world, from which all archaeologists, “Western” or not, are temporally and spatially removed.

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