Iron Technology in East Africa: Symbolism, Science and Archaeology

Iron Technology in East Africa: Symbolism, Science and Archaeology

By: Peter R. Schmidt (author)Paperback

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Through a cross-cultural and comparative approach, it reveals both changes and significant continuities in the symbolism that conferred meaning to iron smelting over two thousand years in East and Central Africa. North America: Indiana U Press

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Remaking knowledge about African iron technology; historical and cultural contexts - excavating history, myth and ritual; ethnoarchaeology and experiment in iron technology; ethnoarchaeology and bricolage - engaging iron smelting; a technological model of the Haya process; comparative models - forging a history of Haya iron smelting; dynamic models for an archaeology of iron technology; models for the interpretation of space - smelting and forging; an archaeology of African iron symbolism; reading ideology in the archaeological record; a history of landscape transformation - bringing the past up to the present.

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  • publication date: 01/01/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780852557433
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780852557433
  • weight: 680
  • ISBN10: 0852557434

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