Forgotten Africa : an introduction to its archaeology / Graham Connah
- Connah, Graham
- London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
- Physical Description:
- xiii, 193 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
- Africa : the birthplace of humanity -- Stone tools and adaptation : the origins of the genus homo -- Africa's gift to the world : the earliest homo sapiens -- Living off the land : later hunter gatherers in Africa -- Putting ideas on stone : the rock art of Southern Africa -- Pictures from a lost world : the rock art of the Sahara -- Producing food : early developments in North and West Africa -- Producing food : adaptation in North East and East Africa -- The power of metal : the origins of African iron-working -- Ancient Egypt : 3000 years of achievement -- Nubia : a meeting place of different people -- Aksum : a trading metropolis on the Ethiopian plateau -- Church and state : survival in Ethiopia -- Opportunity and constraint : the Lake Chad story -- Facing the Mediterranean : Carthaginian, Greek and Roman North Africa -- Qsar Es-Seghir : front door to Europe, front door to Africa -- Jenné-Jeno : an early city on the Middle Niger -- Voyages in the Sahara : the desert trade with West Africa -- Igbo-Ukwu : a challenge from the past -- Ancestral faces : ancient sculpture in Nigeria -- Benin City : from forest power to world fame -- Pots and people : early farmers south of the Equator -- The testimony of the dead : life in the Upemba Depression -- 'One beautiful garden' : production and power amongst the Great Lakes -- Facing two worlds : the trading settlements of the East African coast -- Projecting power : Great Zimbabwe and related sites -- Deserted settlements with a story : later farmers in Southern Africa -- Outsiders on the inside : the impact of European expansion -- Remembering Africa's past.
- 041530590X (hardback : alk. paper)
0415305918 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0203511808 (electronic book)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-185) and index.
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