Download PDF by Peter Mitchell: African Connections: Archaeological Perspectives on Africa

By Peter Mitchell

ISBN-10: 0759102589

ISBN-13: 9780759102583

ISBN-10: 0759102597

ISBN-13: 9780759102590

From the exodus of early glossy people to the expansion of African diasporas, Africa has had an extended and complicated courting with the surface global. greater than a passive vessel manipulated by means of exterior empires, the African event has been a fancy mixture of inner geographic, environmental, sociopolitical and fiscal elements, and ordinary interplay with outsiders. Peter Mitchell makes an attempt to stipulate those elements over the lengthy interval of recent human historical past, to discover their commonalities and improvement over the years. He examines African interconnections via Egypt and Nubia with the close to East, via a number of Indian Ocean buying and selling platforms, in the course of the trans-Saharan exchange, and during newer incursion of Europeans. The African diaspora is additionally explored for continuities and resistance to overseas domination. Commonalities abound within the African adventure, as do complexities of every person interval and interrelationship. MitchellOs sweeping research of African connections position the continent in context of world prehistory and heritage. The publication might be of curiosity not just to Africanists, yet to many different archaeologists, historians, geographers, linguists, social scientists and their students.

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