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Title:Foundations of civilization in tropical Africa
Editors:Andah, Bassey W.ISNI
Okpoko, A. IkechukwuISNI
Periodical:West African Journal of Archaeology (ISSN 0331-3158)
Geographic term:West Africa
Abstract:Second edition of a volume which was first published in 1987 as volume 17 of West African Journal of Archaeology. Some editorial work has been done and two new articles on environment (by Philip A. Oyelaran) and metallurgy (by David A. Aremu) have been added. Contents: Foundations of civilization in tropical Africal: introduction; The Quaternary of Africa (S.W. Petters); The environment: present and past of West Africa (M.A. Sowunmi); Vegetation change in the pollen assemblage of Osaru Pond (Philip A. Oyelaran); Population and language history of tropical Africa, with special reference to West Africa (Bassey W. Andah); The earliest human settlement in West Africa and the Sahara (P. Allsworth-Jones); Early food-producing societies and antecedents in Middle Africa (Bassey W. Andah); Agricultural beginnings and early farming communities in West and Central Africa (Bassey W. Andah); Early metal-using communities in West Africa (A. Ikechukwu Okpoko); Transmission of knowledge-metals in West Africa: an ethnographic study of bronze/brass casting in northeast Yorubaland, Nigeria (David A. Aremu); Archaeology and the study of early African towns: the West African case, especially Ghana (Kwaku Effah-Gyamfi); The early urban centres and States of West Africa (A. Ikechukwu Okpoko). [ASC Leiden abstract]