Landscape Transformations and the Archaeology of Impact

Social Disruption and State Formation in Southern Africa

  • Warren R. Perry

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

About this book


An attempt to use archaeological materials to investigate the colonization of southeastern Africa during the period 1500 to 1900. Perry demonstrates the usefulness of archaeology in bypassing the biases of the ethnohistorical and documentary record and generating a more comprehensive understanding of history. Special attention is paid to the period of state formation in Swaziland and a critique of the `Settler Model', which the author finds to be invalid.


Colonization Swaziland archaeology of impact artifacts landscape transformation settlement settler state formation

Authors and affiliations

  • Warren R. Perry
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Connecticut State UniversityNew Britain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-45955-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47156-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0439
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