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Title:Current perspectives in the archaeology of Ghana
Editors:Anquandah, JamesISNI
Kankpeyeng, Benjamin Warinsie
Apoh, Wazi
Year:2014
Issue:6
Pages:334
Language:English
Series:Social sciences series
City:Legon-Accra
Publisher:For the University of Ghana by Sub-Saharan Publishers
ISBN:9988647980; 9789988647988
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:archaeology
research methods
cultural heritage
conservation of cultural heritage
Abstract:In seventeen chapters this collective volume addresses many issues of archaeology and cultural heritage research in Ghana: from Ghana's prehistory, art history and the archaeology of ritual and religion, to methods of archaeological research and cultural heritage management. The volume has essays on: the excavations at Assaman (southern Ghana) and their implications for the archaeology of forest areas; eight centuries of continuity and change in Banda village life; the usage of geo-historical information and GIS techniques in slave route research; maritime archaeology; gender issues in archaeology; the Yeji salt trade as relected in proverbs, songs and place names; methods, meanings and ambiguities of historical archaeology; an archaeo-historical overview of Akwamu, Asante, German and British imperial hegemonies at Kpando; Interpreting and presenting world heritage: the cases of Christiansborg and fort Metal Cross; the quest for meaning in Ghanaian archaeological materials; Akan and Ewe kente weaving traditions and implications for a kente museum in Ghana; the archaeology of rituals and religion in Northern Ghana; bringing archaeology to the people; cultural resource management in Ghana; the role in education of the Museum of Archaeology of the University of Ghana; the Krobo Mountain Archaeological Project and its sociopolitical engagements. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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