New PDF release: African Connections: Archaeological Perspectives on Africa

By Peter Mitchell

ISBN-10: 0759102589

ISBN-13: 9780759102583

ISBN-10: 0759102597

ISBN-13: 9780759102590

From the exodus of early sleek people to the expansion of African diasporas, Africa has had an extended and intricate dating with the surface international. greater than a passive vessel manipulated by means of exterior empires, the African event has been a fancy mixture of inner geographic, environmental, sociopolitical and monetary elements, and ordinary interplay with outsiders. Peter Mitchell makes an attempt to stipulate those components over the lengthy interval of recent human background, to discover their commonalities and improvement over the years. He examines African interconnections via Egypt and Nubia with the close to East, via a number of Indian Ocean buying and selling platforms, throughout the trans-Saharan alternate, and during more moderen incursion of Europeans. The African diaspora can also be explored for continuities and resistance to overseas domination. Commonalities abound within the African event, as do complexities of every person interval and interrelationship. MitchellOs sweeping research of African connections position the continent in context of worldwide prehistory and heritage. The e-book might be of curiosity not just to Africanists, yet to many different archaeologists, historians, geographers, linguists, social scientists and their students.

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