African Archaeological Review

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 327–329 | Cite as

Daniel Rhodes: Historical Archaeologies of Nineteenth-Century Colonial Tanzania: A Comparative Study

Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology 79, BAR International Series 2075, Archaeopress, Oxford, 2010, 314pp., ISBN 9781407306360
  • Sarah K. Croucher
Book Review

This monograph aims to provide an introduction to the architectural remains of major urban centers of British and German colonialism along the East African coast: Tanga, Pangani, Bagamoyo, Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Chole (Mafia Island), Kilwa Kivinje, and Mombasa. Most of the material in the volume draws upon architectural studies conducted by Rhodes, with some additional information from small test excavations and archival study (mostly from colonial-era maps). In tackling the material remains specifically of post-“Scramble for Africa” European colonialism (as opposed to the earlier periods of Portuguese and Omani colonial rule), Rhodes’ work provides a unique examination of the archaeology of this late period (the late nineteenth century through to the 1960s) on the East African coast. This volume joins a rapidly growing array of historical archaeological studies focused on periods dating to the last couple of hundred years in this region, but is the first to examine in depth the...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wesleyan UniversityMiddletownUSA

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