West African Culture Dynamics: Archaeological and Historical Perspectives (Google eBook)

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B. K. Swartz, Raymond E. Dumett
Walter de Gruyter, Jan 1, 1980 - History - 626 pages
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Contents

Some Formulations on the Prehistory of West Africa
3
Processes of Coastal Evolution in West Africa During the Quaternary
17
The Status of Guinea Coast Paleoarchaeological Knowledge as Seen from Legon
37
A Paleo ecological Study
41
The Origins and Domestication of Yams in Africa
67
The Kintampo Culture and Its Place in the Economic Prehistory of West Africa
91
Archaeological Data on the Origins of Cultivation in the Southwestern Sahara and Their Implications for West Africa
101
Comments on the Advent of Plant Cultivation in West Africa
123
An Ethnohistorical Reconstruction of Traditional Igbo Society
327
Old Akyem and the Origins of Akyems Abuakwa and Kotoku 16751775
349
Administration and Trade in the Akwamu Empire 16811730
371
The Dynamics and Symbolism of Idoma Kingship
393
A Hypothesis
413
A Case Study of the Role of Legend in History
431
LongDistance Traders and Developers of Resources
455
Slave Acquisition and Delivery in Precolonial Hausaland
477

History of Crops and Peoples in North Cameroon to AD 1900
139
The Sahara as a Center of Ceramic Dispersion in Northern Africa
183
A Review of CulturalHistorical Developments
195
The Ntereso Culture in Ghana
205
The Emergence of Iron Technology in West Africa with Special Emphasis on the Nok Culture of Nigeria
227
The Geographic Distribution of Footed Bowls in the Upper and Middle Niger Region
247
Speculations on Functions of Some Prehistoric Archaeological Materials from Sierra Leone
259
HISTORY
277
Research Trends in West African History
279
Prolegomena to the Study of the Culture History of the Igbospeaking Peoples of Nigeria
305
Accommodation and Assimilation in the LandlordStranger Relationship
495
Senegal and France in the 1850s and 1860s
515
Changing Perspectives on African Resistance Movements and the Case of the Baule Peoples
545
Dilemmas of Political Development in Liberia
563
LongTerm Structural Change in the Economy of Central Niger
587
Biographical Notes
603
Index of Names
611
Index of Subjects
621
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