Ethnoarchaeology in the Zinder Region, Republic of Niger: the site of Kufan Kanawa

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Archaeopress, 2003 - Social Science - 149 pages
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In response to a general lack of research in the Zindar region of northern Nigeria, Ann Haour collates information and data related to one important but ill-understood site - Kufan Kanawa. Although the site comprised a stone enclosure with walls up to 6km long, enclosing an area of 261 hectares, the site is not well documented. This volume draws on the results of excavations at the site in 1999 and 2000, as well as anthropological interviews and a critique of the historiography of the area, to discern the nature of the site, when it was occupied (a small number of C14 dates suggest a date c.15th century AD) and its significance in terms of trade, urbanism and political complexity in this part of Africa.

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Chapter One Introduction
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Chapter Three The Hausa and the written record 9th19h centuries

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