African Archaeology: A Critical Introduction
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‘This is an exciting time to be involved in African archaeology’ (p. 16)
So states Stahl in her introduction to this edited volume on African archaeology; a statement that seems well founded by the ensuing chapters that cover a breadth of themes and topics, that show both how African archaeology has been shaped and formed by global discourse, and why African archaeology should be recognised as a dynamic force in the creation of debate.
This volume, which is part of the Blackwell Series in Global Archaeology, offers a rich insight into the African past, Stahl drawing together commissioned papers from a range of researchers. Primarily targeted at an undergraduate or student audience, the book covers a huge temporal range (2.6 million years to the present) as well as wide geographical coverage. However what...