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Holocene Saharans : New Approaches to Anthropological Archaeology - Augustin Holl

Holocene Saharans

New Approaches to Anthropological Archaeology

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Published: 22nd June 2004
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Holocene Saharans addresses issues of continuity and change in past life-ways as well as radical shifts in techniques, innovation and achievements of the Saharan people during the Holocene period, the last 10,000 years. The project is accomplished through a series of precise case studies, each addressing a topical space-time problem. The key pre-occupation linking the case studies is a concern with the replicability of research protocols and the testability of suggested results.

The anthropological perspective advocated in this book is anchored on the investigation of dynamic processes that have shaped the archaeological record and the evolution of past Saharan societies. The approach delineated is a broad one and does not focus exclusively on any one of the many conflicting approaches currently debated by archaeologists. Theoretical issues are systematically woven with the empirical record and consistently tested, supported or refuted with hard archaeological facts.

Holecene Saharans : an anthropological perspectivep. 1
From foragers to herders : the tadrart acacus gatewayp. 8
Site-formation processes and behavioral inferencep. 40
Tassilian pastoral iconographyp. 81
Pastoralists, metallurgists, and peasantsp. 110
Before Ghana : village-life and emergent complexityp. 148
The formation of the Kanem-Bornu empirep. 185
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ISBN: 9780826463487
ISBN-10: 0826463487
Series: New Approaches to Anthropological Archaeology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 22nd June 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1