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Title:The Iron Age in West Central Africa: radiocarbon dates from Corsico Island (Equatorial Guinea)
Editor:Sánchez-Elipe Lorente, Manuel
Year:2016
Periodical:The Journal of African History (ISSN 0021-8537)
Volume:57
Issue:3
Pages:345-365
Language:English
Geographic terms:West Africa
Central Africa
Equatorial Guinea
Subjects:archaeology
radiocarbon dating
Iron Age
Link:https://doi.org/10.1017/S002185371600027X
Abstract:Over the last few decades the number of radiocarbon dates available for West Central Africa has increased substantially, even though it is still meagre compared with other areas of the continent. In order to contribute to a better understanding of the Iron Age of this area we present and analyze a total of 22 radiocarbon dates obtained from sites from the island of Corisco (Equatorial Guinea). By comparing them with those from Equatorial Guinea, southern Cameroon, and coastal Gabon and Congo we intend to clarify the picture of the West Central African Iron Age and propose a more accurate archaeological sequence. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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