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Title African Archaeology Without Frontiers : Papers from the 2014 PanAfrican Archaeological Association Congress / [edited by Karim Sadr, Amanda Esterhuysen and Chrissie Sievers]
Published Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa : Wits University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF (xliii, 190 pages)) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents Introduction : an invitation fulfilled / Amanda Esterhuysen, Karim Sadr and Chrissie Sievers -- Keynote address 1. Imagining an African archaeology without frontiers / Chapurukha M. Kusimba -- Keynote address 2. A continental vision for African archaeology / Akinwumi Ogundiran -- 1. The 'useable' archaeology of African farming systems / Matthew Davies, Caleb Adebayo Folorunso, Timothy Kipkeu Kipruto, Freda Nkirote M'Mbogori, Henrietta L. Moore, Emuobosa Akpo Orijemie and Alex Schoeman -- 2. Defining cultural heritage among the Makonde of Tanzania / Festo W. Gabriel -- 3. The indigenous roots of Swahili culture in Pangani Bay, Tanzania / Elinaza Mjema -- 4. Is this an anvil? Iron bloom crushing sites in northern Togo / Philip de Barros and Gabriella Lucidi -- 5. L'art rupestre au Cameroun, nouvelles decouvertes et contribution à l'iconographie sous-regionale / Narcisse Santores Tchandeu -- 6. Archaeology and history in Iron Age settlements in the Congo Basin / Dirk Seidensticker -- 7. Learning from glass trade beads at Thabadimasego, Botswana / Adrianne Daggett, Marilee Wood and Laure Dussubieux -- 8. Blurring boundaries : forager-farmer interactions in the middle Limpopo Valley / Tim Forssman -- 9. Heritage management and the World Wide Web : South African challenges / Katie Smuts and Nic Wiltshire
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 relocated to Algiers following the National Party's rise to power in South Africa. Contributions by keynote speakers Chapurukha Kusimba and AkinOgundiran 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
Notes 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
Notes Print version record
Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Africa -- Congresses.
Africa -- Antiquities -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Esterhuysen, Amanda, editor
Sadr, Karim, editor
Sievers, Christine, editor
Society of Africanist Archaeologists, issuing body
PanAfrican Archaeological Association (PAA), issuing body
ISBN 1776140354