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Historical Archaeology in Africa: An Appropriate Concept?

Connah, Graham


The term 'historical archaeology' originated in the United States and was subsequently adopted in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, all places subjected to European colonization during the last few centuries. The idea of historical archaeology has had relatively little application in Europe, birthplace of the antithetical idea of prehistory. In Africa, other than at the southern tip of the continent, the practice of what is called historical archaeology has developed only...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: African Archaeological Review
DOI: 10.1007/s10437-007-9014-9


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