Subsaharan Africa is very little known in terms of maritime archaeology. Virtually all readily available published material on subsaharan African sites falls into three categories, European vessels, Arabic/Mediterranean vessels or discussions of African-built vessels as models for other areas. This is the result of the same forces which worked to obscure oriental maritime sites and a similar effort must be made to recover older, African-built vessels from south of the Sahara.
KeywordsIndian Ocean Historical Perspective Western Indian Ocean African Site Maritime Archaeology
- Burman, K., 1968, Strange Shipwrecks of the Southern Seas. Struik: Cape Town.Google Scholar
- Harris, Lynn B., 1993, The Seaport, Table Bay — An Archaeological and Historical Perspective. Program in Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology: East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.Google Scholar
- Martin, E. B. and C. P. Martin, 1978, Cargoes of the East: The Ports, Trade and Culture of the Arabian Seas and Western Indian Ocean. Elm Tree Books: London.Google Scholar
- Rawe, J. and A. Crabtree, 1978, Shipwrecks of the Southern Cape. Atlantic Underwater Club: Cape Town.Google Scholar