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Title:The Stone Circle Sites of Komaland, Northern Ghana, in West African Archaeology
Author:Anquandah, James
Periodical:African Archaeological Review
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:Iron Age
prehistoric graves
Anthropology and Archaeology
External link:https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01117091
Abstract:An Iron Age complex which flourished around the fifteenth to the seventeenth century AD is currently under investigation in Komaland, northern Ghana. The complex is known chiefly from its numerous burial sites characterized by stone circles and earth mound superstructures, and containing human and animal burials, domestic pottery, milling stones, metal implements and cast figures, together with ubiquitous and distinctive terracotta sculptures. This paper discusses the findings from the first season's excavation (January to March 1985) and their significance in West African archaeology. Bibliogr., sum. also in French.