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African Archaeological Review

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 129–145 | Cite as

Imbonga and Batalimo: ceramic evidence for early settlement of the equatorial rain forest

  • Manfred K. H. Eggert
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Abstract

This paper summarizes four seasons of archaeological field work in the equatorial rain forest of Zaïre. It discusses the current state of research on the earliest settlement of the forest by pottery-producing populations. Pottery from the oldest ceramic horizon, named after its type-site Imbonga on the Momboyo, is compared with that of the so-called ‘Batalimo-Maluba horizon’, named after the sites of Batalimo on the Lobaye and Maluba on the Lua.

Keywords

Field Work Rain Forest Cultural Study Early Settlement Archaeological Field 
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Résumé

Cet article résume les résultats de quatre saisons de recherches archéologiques dans la forêt humide équatoriale du Zaïre. On y discute de l'état actuel de la recherche sur l'occupation la plus ancienne de la forêt par des populations fabriquant de la céramique. On compare la céramique de l'horizon le plus ancien, qui porte le nom du site-type d'Imbonga sur la Momboyo, avec celle de l'horizon ‘Batalimo-Maluba’, qui porte les noms des gisements de Batalimo sur la Lobaye et de Maluba sur la Lua.

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  • Manfred K. H. Eggert

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