J. Desmond Clark and Diane Gifford-Gonzalez (eds), Adrar Bous: Archaeology of a Central Saharan Granitic Ring Complex in Niger
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The original British Expedition set off in January 1970 to the mountainous area of Adrar Bous, 65 km east north-east of Gréboun in the northern Aïr massif. The party spent the subsequent three months conducting geological and archaeological surveys, surfaces collections and limited test excavations. Preliminary reports were published shortly afterwards (Clark et al. 1973; Williams 1971), but a full analysis of the materials only began in the late 1990s.
The Acheulian and Aterian lithic chapters were originally drafted by Desmond Clark in the 1970s. They were revised between 1999 and 2001 when he also wrote his chapter on the Epipalaeolithic. Crader’s chapter on ground stone implements and Smith’s on the Kiffian and Tenerian were drafted in the 1970s and revised during preparation of the volume. The remaining chapters were newly commissioned. The task of editing the volume was passed to Diane Gifford-Gonzalez when Desmond Clark regrettably passed away in February 2002, and this was...
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