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African Archaeology (David W Phillipson) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2005) 9780521832366
African Archaeology (David W Phillipson) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2005) 9780521832366
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Title: African Archaeology

Author: Phillipson, David W

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2005

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521832366

Edition: 3rd Volumes: 1; Pages: 406

List Price in Cloth: $143.00 Our price: $143.00

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David Phillipson has expanded and updated his survey on the archaeology of Africa in a lucid, fully illustrated account which extends from the origins of humanity to the time of European colonization. The book effectively demonstrates the relevance of archaeological research to an understanding of Africa today, and stresses the continent's contribution to the human cultural heritage. Contentsl. Introduction2. The emergence of mankind in Africa3. The consolidation of basic human skills4. Regional diversification5. The beginnings of permanent settlement6. Early farmers7. Iron-using peoples before A.D. l0008. The second millennium A.D. in sub-Saharan AfricaReviews"In African Archaeology David Phillipson has produced a work that fulfills its primary role as a college-level text perfectly. In addtion, it provides a literate introduction to African prehistory that is accesible to both the educated public and to those scholars in the historical and social sciences who seek a solid grounding in the evolution of African culture without being overwhelmed by the detail of site reports."--International Journal of African Historical Studies"Dr. Phillipson... always sets out his conclusions clearly, and it would be strange if anyone did not come away greatly enriched by looking carefully at this book."--The Times Literary Supplement "... a short, accessible and lucidly written account of Africa's unique contribution to human cultural achievements... an ideal introductory text."--Nick Sanders, New Scientist
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