African Historical Archaeologies

  • Andrew M. Reid
  • Paul J. Lane

Part of the Contributions to Global Historical Archaeology book series (CGHA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. J. A. van Schalkwyk, B. W. Smith
    Pages 325-346
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 393-408

About this book


This volume explores the range of interactions between the historical sources and archaeology that are available on the African continent. The contributions, written by a range of experts on different aspects of African archaeology, present the underlying issues such as:
- The conflict and collaboration in the foundation of modern Africa;
- African trading communities maintaining their independence from Europe;
- The impacts of the Atlantic slave trade.

This represents the first consideration of historical archaeology over the African continent as a whole and therefore provides an important review for African archaeologists and historians. This seminal volume also explores Africa's place in global systems of thought and economic development for historical archaeologists and historians alike.


CON_D023 archaeology Europe historical archaeology

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew M. Reid
    • 1
  • Paul J. Lane
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of ArchaeologyUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.The British Institute in Eastern AfricaNairobiKenya

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-47996-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8863-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0439
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