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The cultural connections of the Red Sea: What is the evidence for external trading contacts on the East African coast in the first millennium BC?
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, African and Comparative Archaeology.
2007 (English)In: Natural resources and cultural connections of the Red Sea: Proceedings of Red Sea Project III held in the British Museum, October 2006, Oxford: Archaeopress , 2007, 187-194 p.Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to identify potential sources of evidence for Ist millennium BC trade along the east African coast. Examples from Zanzibar and Mafia Islands off the coast of Tnzania, will be compared to material from southern Mozambique. I argue that recent scattered finds of early imports are best interpreted in relation to the regional cultural succession. Although some indicators support the idea of Red Sea contacts the South Asian possibilities have also to be considered.

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Oxford: Archaeopress , 2007. 187-194 p.
Keyword [en]
archaeology, trade, Indian Ocean, East Africa, South Asia
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-11852ISBN: 978-1-4073-0097-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-11852DiVA: diva2:39621
Available from: 2007-10-29 Created: 2007-10-29 Last updated: 2009-02-17Bibliographically approved

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