Archaeology, Language, and the African Past (African Archaeology Series)

Archaeology, Language, and the African Past (African Archaeology Series)

By: Roger Blench (author)Paperback

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Archaeology, Language, and the African Past is an overview of theories and methods, a fusion of African linguistics and archaeology. Roger Blench provides a comprehensive look at the history of all African language families, incorporating the latest linguistic classifications, current evidence from archaeology, genetic research, and recorded history. This original and definitive volume examines the economic culture of the continent-from major crops and plant life to animals and livestock-from a multi-dimensional perspective. It provides students of linguistics, archaeology, and anthropology with a critical discussion on the history of African languages and the cultures they articulate.

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Roger Blench is a social anthropologist working in agricultural development and the managing director of Mallam Dendo Ltd., a consultancy company based in Cambridge, UK.


Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Part 3 Part I: Developing General Models of the African Past Chapter 4 Introduction: Language, History, and Archaeology in Africa Chapter 5 Chapter 1: Contested Methodologies Part 6 Part II: African Language Phyla Chapter 7 Chapter 2: Nilo-Saharan Chapter 8 Chapter 3: Niger-Congo Chapter 9 Chapter 4: Afroasiatic Chapter 10 Chapter 5: Khoesan Chapter 11 Chapter 6: Other Language Groups Chapter 12 Chapter 7: Synthesis Part 13 Part III: Reconstructing Economic Prehistory Chapter 14 Chapter 8: Plants Chapter 15 Chapter 9: Animals Chapter 16 Chapter 10: Summing Up Chapter 17 References

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/06/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780759104662
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 388
  • ID: 9780759104662
  • weight: 626
  • ISBN10: 0759104662

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