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By Andrew M. Reid, Paul J. Lane

ISBN-10: 0306479966

ISBN-13: 9780306479960

ISBN-10: 1441988637

ISBN-13: 9781441988638

This quantity explores the diversity of interactions among the ancient assets and archaeology which are to be had at the African continent. The contributions, written through a variety of specialists on diversified facets of African archaeology, current the underlying concerns such as:
- The clash and collaboration within the starting place of contemporary Africa;
- African buying and selling groups keeping their independence from Europe;
- The affects of the Atlantic slave trade.

This represents the 1st attention of ancient archaeology over the African continent as an entire and for that reason presents an enormous assessment for African archaeologists and historians. This seminal quantity additionally explores Africa's position in worldwide platforms of inspiration and financial improvement for historic archaeologists and historians alike.

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As well-documented in more recent periods, the state was likely to have focused more on the exploitation of the peripheries, both through raiding and through collection of a range of customary exactions . A range of reciprocal flows of centrally controlled prestige-goods and locally-derived social-valuables are likely to have formed the basis for the articulation of internal socio-political relations . Above all, long-distance trade, as a royal monopoly, may be identified not only as a major source of 'economic' power, but also as essential to the maintenance of political control of smaller-scale regional political units under Meroitic hegemony.

We may also suggest that in certain contexts pottery enjoyed a very considerable social significance. Rather than simply as examples of Meroitic 'Art', contextual studies of Meroitic pottery may provide insights into many social arenas, not least through its relation to culinary culture. Linkages may be established to the dominance of a typically Sudanic beerand-porridge subsistence base (one significantly different from the breadand-beer culture of ancient Egypt), well-developed social and ritual roles for beer consumption in labour mobilisation, festivals and displays of wealth, as well as highlighting the likely importance of the consumption of imported wine amongst the upper elite (Edwards 1996b).

Uganda Journal 33(2): 125-50. , Mathibidi, N. andSekgarametso, P. 1997 Tswanaarchitecture and responses to colonialism. World Archaeology 28: 96-118. E. 1989Archaeology, colonialism and 17th century NativeAmerica: Towards and alternative interpretation. In R. ) Conflict in theArchaeology ofLiving Traditions. London: UnwinHyman, pp. 32-45. L. 1978Introduction. L. ) Historical Archaeology: A Guide to Substantive and Theoretical Contributions: 4-30. Farmingdale, NY: Baywood Publishing. R. 1978. Historical Archaeology: a structural approach in an African culture.

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