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By Andrew M. Reid, Paul J. Lane

ISBN-10: 0306479966

ISBN-13: 9780306479960

ISBN-10: 1441988637

ISBN-13: 9781441988638

This quantity explores the diversity of interactions among the ancient resources and archaeology which are to be had at the African continent. The contributions, written through a variety of specialists on diversified points of African archaeology, current the underlying matters such as:
- The clash and collaboration within the beginning of recent Africa;
- African buying and selling groups keeping their independence from Europe;
- The affects of the Atlantic slave trade.

This represents the 1st attention of old archaeology over the African continent as a complete and consequently presents a huge evaluation for African archaeologists and historians. This seminal quantity additionally explores Africa's position in international structures of suggestion and financial improvement for old archaeologists and historians alike.

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By contrast, the classic ' Meroitic' burial-type increasingly looks to represent a relatively restricted elite form. Furthermore, it is also noteworthy that at Gabati and elsewhere, such forms of burial survived the break-up of the Meroitic state, continuing into the early medieval period, demonstrating a degree of cultural continuity at odds with traditional perceptions of a sharp cultural divide between the Meroitic and post-Meroitic periods. If the classic form of burial may be characterised as a specifically elite 'Egyptianised' rite, this also draws attention to the distinctiveness of Meroitic Lower Nubia which requires further investigation (see below).

Furthermore, rather than maintaining traditional generalised assumptions of a 'Meroitic culture', specific aspects of the material record may begin to be related to diverse and multi-layered arenas of a complex Meroitic world. These may represent many social and gender 38 David Edwards backgrounds not represented in textual sources (Andren 1998: 174), large segments of the population for whom the impact of external influences may have been minimal. A shift of focus towards the Meroitic heartlands of central Sudan, away from the better-known Lower Nubian frontier zone, further emphasises the potential for significant reassessments of existing data.

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