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Prehistoric Investigations in the Region of Jenne, Mali, Parts i and ii

A Study in the Development of Urbanism in the Sahel. Part i: Archaeological and Historical Background and the Excavations at Jenne-jeno, Part ii: The Regional Survey and Conclusions

Susan Keech McIntosh and Roderick J. McIntosh
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560 pages. Two volume set. Includes 14 illustrations, 28 figures.
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Cambridge monographs in African archaeology, 2
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This two-part monograph offers a report and interpretation of data collected during an exploratory excavation and regional survey in the Inland Niger Delta of Mali. This project had as its goal to investigate the chronology and circumstances of major changes in the subsistence economy, technology and social organization of the region in the prehistorical period, including plant domestication, the introduction of iron technology and the emergence of urbanism. The first volume reports results from excavations at Jenne-jeno, including analysis of pottery, faunal remains and domestic spaces, and offers background information on the region and on prior archaeological research in Mali. The second volume reports the results of a settlement and geomorphological survey in the vicinity of Jenne, set in the broader context of West Africa.

This volume is part of a two volume set: ISBN 9781407389455 (Volume I); ISBN 9781407389462 (Volume II); ISBN 9780860541035 (Volume set).