New PDF release: A Dictionary of Archaeology

By Ian Shaw

ISBN-10: 0631174230

ISBN-13: 9780631174233

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M. M. W. A. T. Shaw: ‘Holocene adaptations in West Africa: the Late Stone Age. K. J. A. Ajayi and M. : History of West Africa 1, 3rd edn (Harlow, 1985); P. Allsworth-Jones: ‘The earliest human settlement in West Africa and the Sahara’, WAJA 17 (1987), 87–128; G. Connah: African civilizations, precolonial cities and states in tropical Africa: an archaeological perspective (Cambridge, 1987); A. Gautier: ‘Prehistoric men and cattle in North Africa: a dearth of data and a surfeit of models’, Prehistory of arid North Africa, ed.

CluttonBrock points out there are problems in distinguishing their remains from those of other equids. Certainly in later times the horse played an unimportant role in West African prehistory, and at 17 two relatively early sites (where osteological evidence is absent) there are artefactual indications of their presence: at IGBO-UKWU (c. 9th century AD) there is a bronze hilt in the form of a man on horseback, and at SINTIOU BARA (which is approximately contemporary) there are numerous horse trappings of copper and iron.

In northern Chad an AUSTRALOPITHECUS mandible and upper premolar were discovered by a team under the direction of Michel Brunet in 1995–6 at a locality 45 km east of Koro Toro (see AFRICA 1). These finds were associated with apparently undisturbed fauna in a geological context which suggests that this was a lakeside environment. 5 million years ago. The hominid remains were at first compared to A. Afarensis, but are now recognized as a separate species ‘Australopithecus bahrelghazali’. Also in northern Chad, other hominid remains, with fauna but without artefacts, were discovered by F.

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