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Conference PanAfrican Archaeological Association Congress (14th : 2014 : Johannesburg, South Africa)

Title African archaeology without frontiers : papers from the 2014 PanAfrican Archaeological Association Congress / [edited by Karim Sadr, Amanda Esterhuysen and Chrissie Sievers].

Publication Info. Johannesburg, South Africa : Wits University Press, 2016.


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Contents 1. The 'useable' archaeology of African farming systems -- 2. Defining cultural heritage among the Makonde of Tanzania -- 3. The indigenous roots of Swahili culture in Pangani Bay, Tanzania -- 4. Is this an anvil? Iron bloom crushing sites in Northern Togo -- 5. L'art Rupestre au Cameroun, nouvelles découvertes et contribution à l'iconographie sous-régionale -- 6. Archaeology and history in Iron Age settlements in the Congo Basin -- 7. Learning from glass trade beads at Thabadimasego, Botswana -- 8. Blurring boundaries: forager-farmer interactions in the Middle Limpopo Valley -- 9. Heritage management and the World Wide Web: South African challenges.
Summary Confronting national, linguistic and disciplinary boundaries, contributors to African Archaeology Without Frontiers argue against artificial limits and divisions created through the study of 'ages' that in reality overlap and cannot and should not be understood in isolation. Papers are drawn from the proceedings of the landmark 14th PanAfrican Archaeological Association Congress, held in Johannesburg in 2014, nearly seven decades after the conference planned for 1951 was re-located to Algiers following the National Party's rise to power in South Africa. Contributions by keynote speakers Chapurukha Kusimba and Akin Ogundiran encourage African archaeologists to practise an archaeology that collaborates across many related fields of study to enrich our understanding of the past. The nine papers cover a broad geographical sweep by incorporating material on ongoing projects throughout the continent including South Africa, Botswana, Cameroon, Togo, Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria. Thematically, the papers included in the volume address issues of identity and interaction, and the need to balance cultural heritage management and sustainable development derived from a continent racked by social inequalities and crippling poverty. Edited by three leading archaeologists, the collection covers many aspects of African archaeology, and a range of periods from the earliest hominins to the historical period.
Note The 2014 PanAfrican Archaeological Association (PAA) Congress was held at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in tandem with the 22nd biennial meeting of the Society for Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Africa -- Congresses.
Africa -- Antiquities -- Congresses.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Excavations (Archaeology) (OCoLC)fst00917564
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings. (OCoLC)fst01423772
Electronic books.
Added Author Sadr, Karim, editor.
Esterhuysen, Amanda, editor.
Sievers, Christine, editor.
Society of Africanist Archaeologists.
PanAfrican Archaeological Association (PAA)
ISBN 9781776141616 (electronic bk.)
177614161X (electronic bk.)
9781776141494 (electronic bk.)
1776141490 (electronic bk.)

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