African Civilizations: An Archaeological Perspective
This major new revised edition of African Civilizations re-examines the physical evidence for developing social complexity in tropical Africa over the last four thousand years and considers possible explanations of the developments that gave rise to it. Graham Connah focuses upon urbanism and state formation in seven main areas of Africa: Nubia, Ethiopia, the West African savanna, the West African forest, the East African coast and islands, the Zimbabwe Plateau, and parts of Central Africa. Extensively illustrated and offering an extended bibliography, this book provides essential reading on the topic.
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I am a student of cities and urban planning with an interest in African cities, and even though I did not really understand the science of methodologies of archaeologists, this book broke open a whole new field of interest to me. Connah's diligence in peeling away the complex layers of such an ambitious body of work, with all its differentials and contextualities, has produced a wonderful and important work. Thank you Google for allowing me to read at least some of it!
Birth on the Nile the Nubian achievement
The benefits of isolation the Ethiopian Highlands
An optimal zone the West African savanna
Brilliance beneath the trees the West African forest and its fringes
The edge or the centre cities of the East African coast and islands
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