Beyond Chiefdoms

Author: Susan Keech McIntosh
Editor: Cambridge University Press
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This book reintroduces an African perspective on archaeological theorizing about complex societies.

The Scarcity Slot

Author: Amanda L. Logan
Editor: University of California Press
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A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. The Scarcity Slot is the first book to critically examine food security in Africa’s deep past. Amanda L. Logan argues that African foodways have been viewed through the lens of ‘the scarcity slot,’ a kind of Othering based on presumed differences in resources. Weaving together archaeological, historical, and environmental data with food ethnography, she advances a new approach to building long-term histories of food security on the continent in order to combat these stereotypes. Focusing on a case study in Banda, Ghana that spans the past six centuries, The Scarcity Slot reveals that people thrived during a severe, centuries-long drought just as Europeans arrived on the coast, with a major decline in food security emerging only recently. This narrative radically challenges how we think about African foodways in the past with major implications for the future.

Beyond The Frontier

Author: Paul James Bohannan
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Includes Chapter 3 Reaction and interaction; a food gathering people and European settlement in Australia by A.P. Elkin.

Sahara

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Pharos

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Global Development And Remote African Villages

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This study explores the relationships among tropical biodiversity conservation, economic development and local cultures within the context of two provinces in the Central African nation of Cameroon. It examines the attitudes toward environmental conservation and economic development of three groups - rural Africans, urban Africans and urban Westerners - that directly impact Cameroon's environmental and development efforts.

International Bibliography Of Book Reviews Of Scholarly Literature Chiefly In The Fields Of Arts And Humanities And The Social Sciences

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Leadership And Polity In Mississippian Society

Author: Brian M. Butler
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The contributors to this volume argue for a much richer view of variation in Mississippian leadership structures-including variation in gender relations, economic structure, political institutions, and religious organization--than the often dichotomized view of "simple" vs. "complex" chiefdoms.

Settlement Subsistence And Social Complexity

Author: Jeffrey R. Parsons
Editor: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
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This volume brings together the work of some of the most prominent archaeologists to document the impact of Jeffrey R. Parsons on contemporary archaeological method and theory. Parsons is a central figure in the development of settlement pattern archaeology, in which the goal is the study of whole social systems at the scale of regions. In recent decades, regional archaeology has revolutionized how we understand the past, contributing new data and theoretical insights on topics such as early urbanism, social interactions among cities, towns and villages, and long-term population and agricultural change, among many other topics relevant to the study of early civilizations and the evolution of social complexity. Over the past 40 years, the application of these methods by Parsons and others has profoundly changed how we understand the evolution of pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican civilization, and now similar methods are being applied in other world areas. The book's emphasis is on the contribution of settlement pattern archaeology to research in pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica, but its authors also point to the value of regional research in South America, South Asia, and China. Topics addressed include early urbanism, household and gender, agricultural and craft production, migration, ethnogenesis, the evolution of early chiefdoms, and the emergence of pre-modern world-systems.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
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Philae And The End Of Ancient Egyptian Religion

Author: Jitse H. F. Dijkstra
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The famous island of Philae, on Egypt's southern frontier, can be considered the last major temple site where Ancient Egyptian religion was practiced. According to the Byzantine historian Procopius, in 535-537 CE the Emperor Justinian ordered one of his generals to end this situation by destroying the island's temples. This account has usually been accepted as a sufficient explanation for the end of the Ancient Egyptian cults at Philae. Yet it is by no means unproblematic. This book shows that the event of 535-537 has to be seen in a larger context of religious transformation at Philae, which was more complex and gradual than Procopius describes it. Not only are the various Late Antique sources from and on Philae taken into account, for the first time the religious developments at Philae are also placed in a regional context by analyzing the sources from the other major towns in the region, Syene (Aswan) and Elephantine. "[T]he author situates his material into its wider historical context, and does this so effectively that what begins as a very specific study of a local problem expands to consider the transitions from paganism to Christianity in Egypt as a whole, and stands as one of the most important studies of this topic to date. This well written and deeply learned book is a tour de force of regional religious history that will also be essential reading for anyone interested in indigenous religion and early Christianity in this time of transition." -- Terry Wilfong, in Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists

Social Evolution History

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Constructing A Religious Community In French West Africa

Author: Sean Hanretta
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Traditional Cultures

Author: Glenn E. King
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Journal Of Field Arfchaeology

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The Emergence Of Social And Political Complexity In The Shashi Limpopo Valley Of Southern Africa Ad 900 To 1300

Author: John Anthony Calabrese
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Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology 69 Series Editors: John Alexander, Laurence Smith and Timothy Insoll

The Domestic Mode Of Production And Beyond

Author: Svend Nielsen
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Household And Community Organization In The Late Prehistoric Society Island Chiefdoms French Polynesia

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