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African Archaeology (Previously known as the Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology)

Series editors: Kevin MacDonald (UCL) and Paul Lane (Cambridge)

Past decades have witnessed a revolution in the archaeological narratives of early African agriculture, technology, urbanism and socio-political complexity. Indeed, the archaeology of Africa continues to expand significantly, with three major international journals working to capacity to publish recent findings. However, given the vastness of the continent and the time depth of its past, field research remains relatively scattered. Each new data point therefore adds significantly to the bigger picture. This peer reviewed series (formerly known as the Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology series) focuses on new contributions to the Holocene archaeology of Africa, particularly primary information on important excavation projects and artifactual assemblage analyses which are beyond the scope of journal publication. In particular, we seek works relevant to the archaeology of food production, metallurgy, complex societies, historical archaeology and material culture studies. Contributions can be in English or French, and we encourage submissions from outside of the United Kingdom.

If you are interested in publishing in the African Archaeology sub-series, please contact: editor@barpublishing.com

£22.00
Author:
Jacques Aymeric Nsangou
Publication Year:
2022
Language:
French with an abstract in English
ISBN:
9781407359236
Paperback:
174 pages, Illustrated throughout in black & whiite and colour, 84 figures and 4 tables
Sub-series name:
African Archaeology, 97
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.30861/9781407359236
BAR number:
S3081
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License. It is free to read, download and share on the BAR Digital platform.... More
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Past Imperfect
The contested early history of the Mapungubwe Archive, South Africa
£33.00
Author:
Sian Tiley-Nel
Publication Year:
2022
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781407359632
Paperback:
132 pages, Illustrated throughout in black & white, and colour. 31 figures.
Sub-series name:
African Archaeology, 96
BAR number:
S3080
Sub Title:
The contested early history of the Mapungubwe Archive, South Africa
This book interrogates the context, primary literature and silent gaps in the Mapungubwe Archive held at the University of Pretoria. It examines the... More
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Past Environments and Plant Use in Holocene Southern Africa
A study of charcoal and seed remains from the Late Stone Age sites of Toteng (Botswana), Leopard Cave and Geduld (Namibia)
£50.00
Author:
Malebogo Mvimi
Publication Year:
2022
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781407357171
Paperback:
214 pages. Illustrated throughout in black and white and colour. 71 figures and 25 tables.
Sub-series name:
African Archaeology, 95
BAR number:
S3072
Sub Title:
A study of charcoal and seed remains from the Late Stone Age sites of Toteng (Botswana), Leopard Cave and Geduld (Namibia)
This book uses macrobotanical analysis (charcoal and seeds/grains) from Later Stone Age sites in Botswana and Namibia to address past climatic and... More
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Imprints of the Archaeology of Northern Nigeria
Landscape, society and crafts around Kirfi, Bauchi region
£45.00
Author:
Abubakar Sule Sani
Publication Year:
2021
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781407358925
Paperback:
180 pages
Sub-series name:
African Archaeology, 94
BAR number:
S3062
Sub Title:
Landscape, society and crafts around Kirfi, Bauchi region
Abubakar Sule Sani’s pioneering book combines archaeological, ethnographic and historical data to construct a compelling narrative about the people of the... More
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£55.00
Author:
Claudia Abatino
Publication Year:
2021
Language:
English, with a summary chapter in Italian
ISBN:
9781407357263
Paperback:
188 pages, Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. 136 figures and 86 tables.
Sub-series name:
African Archaeology, 93
BAR number:
S3020
Sub Title:
Northern Limpopo Province, South Africa
This research aims to reconstruct the dynamics of exploitation and management of animal resources during the Middle Iron Age in the northern part of the... More
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Modelling Water Use at Great Zimbabwe
An ethnohistoric, ethnoarchaeological, and GIS landscape analysis at an ancient African city
£39.00
Author:
Tendai Treddah Musindo
Publication Year:
2019
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781407353975
Paperback:
136 pages, Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. 82 figures.
Sub-series name:
African Archaeology, 92
BAR number:
S2952
Sub Title:
An ethnohistoric, ethnoarchaeological, and GIS landscape analysis at an ancient African city
This book combines GIS aided landscape analysis with an examination of both historical and ethnoarchaeological data to provide new insights on the link... More
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The So Pots of Central Africa
Memories of the past
£29.00
Author:
Graham Connah
Publication Year:
2019
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781407316888
Paperback:
97 pages, Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. 2 tables, 94 figures (15 in colour).
Sub-series name:
African Archaeology, 91
BAR number:
S2938
Sub Title:
Memories of the past
This book is an original study of very large pots in parts of Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria. Found in excavations and surface fieldwork, they have been... More
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Swahili Urbanisation, Trade and Food Production
Botanical perspectives from Pemba Island, Tanzania, AD 600-1500
£47.00
Author:
Sarah Walshaw
Publication Year:
2015
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781407314167
Paperback:
138pp, Illustrated throughout in black and white
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 90
BAR number:
S2755
Sub Title:
Botanical perspectives from Pemba Island, Tanzania, AD 600-1500
This monograph examines Swahili plant subsistence and food production patterns through the analysis of macrobotanical remains from four... More
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£49.00
Author:
Freda Nkirote M'Mbogori
Publication Year:
2015
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781407313702
Paperback:
154pp, Illustrated throughout in black and white
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 89
BAR number:
S2717
This research is a departure from the traditional archaeological pottery analysis in Kenya, where emphasis has been on decorations and... More
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£31.00
Author:
Alemseged Beldados
Publication Year:
2015
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781407313573
Paperback:
102pp, Illustrated throughout in black and white
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 88
BAR number:
S2706
Archaeobotanical investigation was conducted on a total of thirty two thousand (n=32,000) pot fragments, baked clay and fired clay... More
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£39.00
Author:
Augustin F. C. Holl
Publication Year:
2014
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781407313023
Paperback:
212pp, Illustrated throughout in black and white
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 87
BAR number:
S2660
Archaeology of Mounds clusters in West Africa aims to understand the dynamics that enhanced and sustained the settlement systems made of distinct but close... More
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Metals from K2 and Mapungubwe, Middle Limpopo Valley
A technological study of early second millennium material culture, with an emphasis on conservation
£49.00
Author:
Farahnaz Koleini
Publication Year:
2014
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781407312958
Paperback:
199pp, Illustrated throughout in black and white.
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 86
BAR number:
S2653
Sub Title:
A technological study of early second millennium material culture, with an emphasis on conservation
The book focuses on the conservation of iron and copper objects that mostly belong to the Iron Age sites of K2 and Mapungubwe (AD 825-1290), the two most... More
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