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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

£48.00
Author:
Claudia Abatino
Publication Year:
2021
Language:
English, with a summary chapter in Italian
Paperback:
188 pages, Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. 136 figures and 86 tables.
ISBN:
9781407357263
BAR number:
S3020
Sub Title:
Northern Limpopo Province, South Africa
Sub-series name:
African Archaeology, 93
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
£34.00
Author:
Tendai Treddah Musindo
Publication Year:
2019
Language:
English
Paperback:
136 pages, Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. 82 figures.
ISBN:
9781407353975
BAR number:
S2952
Sub Title:
An ethnohistoric, ethnoarchaeological, and GIS landscape analysis at an ancient African city
Sub-series name:
African Archaeology, 92
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
£25.00
Author:
Graham Connah
Publication Year:
2019
Language:
English
Paperback:
97 pages, Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. 2 tables, 94 figures (15 in colour).
ISBN:
9781407316888
BAR number:
S2938
Sub Title:
Memories of the past
Sub-series name:
African Archaeology, 91
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
£41.00
Author:
Sarah Walshaw
Publication Year:
2015
Language:
English
Paperback:
138pp, Illustrated throughout in black and white
ISBN:
9781407314167
BAR number:
S2755
Sub Title:
Botanical perspectives from Pemba Island, Tanzania, AD 600-1500
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 90
This monograph examines Swahili plant subsistence and food production patterns through the analysis of macrobotanical remains from four... More
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£43.00
Author:
Freda Nkirote M'Mbogori
Publication Year:
2015
Language:
English
Paperback:
154pp, Illustrated throughout in black and white
ISBN:
9781407313702
BAR number:
S2717
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 89
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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£27.00
Author:
Alemseged Beldados
Publication Year:
2015
Language:
English
Paperback:
102pp, Illustrated throughout in black and white
ISBN:
9781407313573
BAR number:
S2706
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 88
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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£34.00
Author:
Augustin F. C. Holl
Publication Year:
2014
Language:
English
Paperback:
212pp, Illustrated throughout in black and white
ISBN:
9781407313023
BAR number:
S2660
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 87
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
£43.00
Author:
Farahnaz Koleini
Publication Year:
2014
Language:
English
Paperback:
199pp, Illustrated throughout in black and white.
ISBN:
9781407312958
BAR number:
S2653
Sub Title:
A technological study of early second millennium material culture, with an emphasis on conservation
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 86
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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The Ancient Red Sea Port of Adulis and the Eritrean Coastal Region
Previous investigations and museum collections
£29.00
Author:
Chiara Zazzaro
Publication Year:
2013
Language:
English
Paperback:
121pp, Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white
ISBN:
9781407311906
BAR number:
S2569
Sub Title:
Previous investigations and museum collections
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 85
The book unveils documents and museum collections related to research and excavations conducted on the Red Sea coast and at Adulis in the 19th and 20th... More
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£41.00
Editors:
Antonieta Jerardino, Antonia Malan and David Braun
Publication Year:
2013
Language:
English
Paperback:
179pp, Illustrated throughout
ISBN:
9781407311449
BAR number:
S2526
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 84
This work presents contributions from South African, European, and North American authors working in academic and governmental institutions. Chapters... More
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£48.00
Author:
Frank Winchell
Publication Year:
2013
Language:
English
Paperback:
247pp, Illustrated throughout
ISBN:
9781407310671
BAR number:
S2459
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 83
This study for the first time provides an in-depth examination of the Butana Group ceramics that in turn represent a large sedentary... More
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Butua and the End of an Era
The effect of the collapse of the Kalanga state on ordinary citizens. An analysis of behaviour under stress
£85.00
Author:
Catharina van Waarden
Publication Year:
2012
Language:
English
Paperback:
393pp, Illustrated throughout
ISBN:
9781407310190
BAR number:
S2420
Sub Title:
The effect of the collapse of the Kalanga state on ordinary citizens. An analysis of behaviour under stress
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 82
The Kalanga state Butua, which had dominated the Zimbabwe plateau (south central Africa) for four centuries, collapsed in the 1830s due... More
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Métallurgie du fer et Sociétés africaines
Bilans et nouveaux paradigmes dans la recherche anthropologique et archéologique
£57.00
Editors:
Caroline Robion-Brunner and Bruno Martinelli
Publication Year:
2012
Language:
English and French
Paperback:
258pp, Illustrated throughout.
ISBN:
9781407309880
BAR number:
S2395
Sub Title:
Bilans et nouveaux paradigmes dans la recherche anthropologique et archéologique
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 81
This book includes papers presented at a conference at Aix-en-Provence, 23-24 April 2010. More
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£35.00
Author:
Per Ditlef Fredriksen
Publication Year:
2012
Language:
English
Paperback:
147pp, Includes 35 figures, 5 tables
ISBN:
9781407309798
BAR number:
S2387
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 80
The two key themes in this work are 1) the meeting between knowledges about the material world, and 2) the intimate relationships between... More
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£71.00
Author:
Daniel Rhodes
Publication Year:
2010
Language:
English
Paperback:
323pp, Illustrated throughout with maps, plans, figures, drawings and photographs
ISBN:
9781407306360
BAR number:
S2075
Sub Title:
A comparative study
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 79
By conducting a study of archaeology and the built environment within an East African context, this monograph aims to actively promote... More
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An Archaeological and Geomorphological Survey of the Luangwa Valley, Zambia
An Archaeological and Geomorphological Survey of the Luangwa Valley, Zambia
£46.00
Author:
Dan Colton
Publication Year:
2009
Language:
English
Paperback:
210pp, Illustrated throughout with maps, plans, drawings, figures, tables and photographs
ISBN:
9781407305974
BAR number:
S2022
Sub Title:
An Archaeological and Geomorphological Survey of the Luangwa Valley, Zambia
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 78
The primary aim of this study of The Luangwa Valley (eastern Zambia), is to assess the integrity of the archaeological record in... More
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£35.00
Author:
Laurel Phillipson with an introduction by Rodolfo Fattovich
Publication Year:
2009
Language:
English
Paperback:
161pp, Illustrated throughout with figures, plans, drawings and photographs
ISBN:
9781407304083
BAR number:
S1926
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 77
In this book the author presents the results of more than ten years of systematic fieldwork and analysis of the stone tool assemblages in... More
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Holocene Prehistory of the Southern Cape, South Africa
Excavations at Blombos Cave and the Blombosfontein Nature Reserve
£40.00
Author:
Christopher Stuart Henshilwood
Publication Year:
2008
Language:
English
Paperback:
182pp, Includes 121 figures, maps, plans, tables, drawings and photographs
ISBN:
9781407303437
BAR number:
S1860
Sub Title:
Excavations at Blombos Cave and the Blombosfontein Nature Reserve
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 75
During 1992/3 nine Later Stone Age (LSA) coastal midden sites ranging in age from 6960 BP to 290 BP, and representing 28 depositional... More
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£34.00
Editors:
Timothy Insoll
Publication Year:
2008
Language:
English
Paperback:
153pp, Illustrated throughout with figures, maps, plans, drawings and photographs
ISBN:
9781407303345
BAR number:
S1847
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 74
This work presents and evaluates internal perspectives on the profile of archaeology in the University of Ghana, Legon, internationally,... More
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£27.00
Author:
Tereba Togola
Publication Year:
2008
Language:
English
Paperback:
125pp, Includes 13 tables, 66 figures, 2 data Appendices and Gazetteer
ISBN:
9781407301785
BAR number:
S1736
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 73
The African region traditionally known to Malians as the Méma is a plain of deep alluvial deposits that lies west of the current... More
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Memory and the Mountain
Environmental Relations of the Wachagga of Kilimanjaro and Implications for Landscape Archaeology
£28.00
Author:
Timothy A R Clack
Publication Year:
2007
Language:
English
Paperback:
119pp, Includes 26 maps, plans, drawings and photographs, 3 Appendices
ISBN:
9781407301174
BAR number:
S1679
Sub Title:
Environmental Relations of the Wachagga of Kilimanjaro and Implications for Landscape Archaeology
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 72
This book considers the relationships between memory, experience and landscape from insights gained conducting ethnographic research; its... More
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£58.00
Author:
Vanni Beltrami
Publication Year:
2007
Language:
Italian with English summaries
Paperback:
263pp, Illustrated throughout with maps photographs plans and drawings. With additional material online (colour photographs).
ISBN:
9781407301020
BAR number:
S1667
Sub Title:
Dalla Preistoria ai tempi dei nomadi Tubu From prehistory to the times of the nomadic Tubus
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 71
The Tubus are a diversified pastoral nomadic people who speak two very similar dialects and form a single cultural community, extending... More
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Archaeofaunal remains from the past 4000 years in Sahelian West Africa
Domestic livestock subsistence strategies and environmental changes
£76.00
Author:
Veerle Linseele
Publication Year:
2007
Language:
English
Paperback:
348pp, Includes 56 figures, maps, plans, drawings and photographs, 15 tables, 4 data Appendices
ISBN:
9781407300948
BAR number:
S1658
Sub Title:
Domestic livestock subsistence strategies and environmental changes
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 70
The faunal assemblages that are the subject of this study were excavated in northern Burkina Faso and the southern Lake Chad area, within... More
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£87.00
Author:
John Anthony Calabrese
Publication Year:
2007
Language:
English
Paperback:
399pp, Includes 260 figures, maps, plans, drawings, tables and photographs, 8 data Appendices
ISBN:
9781407300290
BAR number:
S1617
Sub Title:
Ethnicity, class and polity
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 69
This work explains the rise of social and political complexity in the area of the confluence of the Shashi and Limpopo Rivers in southern... More
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