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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

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

£27.00
Author:
Tereba Togola
Publication Year:
2008
Language:
English
Paperback:
125pp, Includes 13 tables, 66 figures, 2 data Appendices and Gazetteer
ISBN 10:
1407301780
ISBN:
9781407301785
BAR number:
S1736
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 73
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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