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Urbanism and the Archaeological visibility of African complex societies

Connah, Graham


One of the principal manifestations of African complex societies is urbanism. However, a concentration on the excavation of larger settlements built in long-lasting materials and on the excavation of elite structures within such settlements, means that the archaeology of African social complexity presents an unrepresentative picture. Archaeologically, some societies have a low visibility. There is a need to improve our methodology if this problem is to be overcome. A greater use should be made...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of African Archaeology
DOI: 10.3213/1612-1651-10108


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