Archaeology, language, and the African past

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AltaMira Press, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 361 pages
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Archaeology, Language, and the African Past is an overview of theories and methods, a fusion of African linguistics and archaeology. Roger Blench provides a comprehensive look at the history of all African language families, incorporating the latest linguistic classifications, current evidence from archaeology, genetic research, and recorded history. This original and definitive volume examines the economic culture of the continent_from major crops and plant life to animals and livestock_from a multi-dimensional perspective. It provides students of linguistics, archaeology, and anthropology with a critical discussion on the history of African languages and the cultures they articulate.

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Contested Methodologies
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African Language Phyla
89
Plants
191
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Blench is of the Overseas Development Institute.

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