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Archaeological Investigations of Iron Age Sites in the Mema Region, Mali (West Africa)

Tereba Togola
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology


The African region traditionally known to Malians as the Méma is a plain of deep alluvial deposits that lies west of the current seasonally flooded Inland Delta of the Niger River and southwest of the of the Lakes Region. As for most traditional regions in Mali, its geographical borders are loosely defined. Nampala, the biggest town of the area, is located at 15o 16' north and 5o 35' west. The Méma is also sometimes referred to in the literature as the