Historical Archaeology in Africa: Representation, Social Memory, and Oral Traditions

Social science

Peter R. Schmidt

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

File size: 6.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Historical Archaeology in Africa is an inquiry into the questions that count, proposing different ways of thinking about historical archaeology. Peter Schmidt challenges readers to expand their horizons beyond the ethnocentrism of archaeology, as it is defined and practiced in North America. Confronting topics of oral traditions, our orientation to archaeology, and the misrepresentation of various cultures, Schmidt calls for a new pathway to an enriched, more nuanced, and more inclusive historical archaeology.