History of African Archaeology

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History of African Archaeology

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Archaeologists have been excavating in Africa for over 200 years. Contributors place the subject within the broader political, social and economic context. Not only have the attitudes and aspirations of both colonialism and nationalism been important influences on the development of African archaeology, but certain discoveries have also had considerable political impact.

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Contributors include J.D.Clark, Thurstan Shaw and Peter Shinnie, who have been at the forefront of African archaeology for 50 years.

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Most interesting ... is the recurring theme of the linkage of archaeology, its history and the history of Africa. How did/does history condition the planning and execution of archaeological digs? --Journal of Southern African Studies

This permanently useful compilation has been put together just in time; in another few years it will be impossible, for everyone with first hand knowledge of the first seventy years of archaeological exploration in Africa will be dead ... The most interesting chapters are the personal memoirs of the three most distinguished living anglophone archaeologists, Desmond Clark, Thurstan Shaw and Peter Shinnie. --African Affairs

...entertaining as well as informative...the book will prove to be a standard reference for a good many years to come ...a book like this will be an essential resource for any university that regularly offers courses on history and method in archaeology... --Creighton Gabel, Professor of Archaeology, Boston University

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