West African Early Towns : Archeology of Households in Urban Landscapes

Augustin Holl

Publié le 22 janvier 2013 Mis à jour le 22 janvier 2013

Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology, 2006 168 pages.

West African Awdaghost (Tegdaoust) emerged as a vital medieval trade center before its decline in the sixteenth century AD. Extensively excavated, and accompanied by a large body of published material, Awdaghost provides a unique opportunity for the application of household archaeology to a West African settlement. By examining the building sequences of the habitation complexes, with their evolving space allocations, this monograph demonstrates how the household units in Awdaghost reflect fluctuating social organization and economic conditions.

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