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 complicated dating with the skin global. greater than a passive vessel manipulated by means of exterior empires, the African adventure has been a fancy mixture of inner geographic, environmental, sociopolitical and financial components, and standard interplay with outsiders. Peter Mitchell makes an attempt to stipulate those elements over the lengthy interval of recent human heritage, 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 structures, during the trans-Saharan exchange, and during newer incursion of Europeans. The African diaspora can be explored for continuities and resistance to international domination. Commonalities abound within the African adventure, as do complexities of every person interval and interrelationship. MitchellOs sweeping research of African connections position the continent in context of world prehistory and heritage. The booklet can be of curiosity not just to Africanists, yet to many different archaeologists, historians, geographers, linguists, social scientists and their students.

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