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Il Sahara centro-orientale Dalla Preistoria ai tempi dei nomadi Tubu / The Central-Oriental Sahara. From Prehistory to the times of the nomadic Tubus

Dalla Preistoria ai tempi dei nomadi Tubu From prehistory to the times of the nomadic Tubus

Vanni Beltrami
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Italian with English summaries
263pp, Illustrated throughout with maps photographs plans and drawings. With additional material online (colour photographs).
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 71
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The Tubus are a diversified pastoral nomadic people who speak two very similar dialects and form a single cultural community, extending from the Fezzan and the Kufra oasis in Southern Lybia, to the Tibesti and Ennedi mountains, to other Saharan and Sahelian territories of the Republic of Tchad, and to the eastern part of the Republic of Niger. The Tubus are now present in territories where Neolithic people left - for many thousands of years - an important number of traces of their life: tools, wall engravings and paintings, and stone monuments of the sort generally defined as 'pre-Islamic'. This study investigates the background, history and culture of these people from their origins to the present day. with English summaries and photographs by Harry Proto.