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New Directions For Historical Archaeology In Eastern Africa?
Uppsala Univ, S-75105 Uppsala, Sweden..
2016 (English)In: Journal of African History, ISSN 0021-8537, E-ISSN 1469-5138, Vol. 57, no 2, 173-181 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

Recent years have seen growth in the number of historical archaeology studies in Eastern Africa. Combining critical analysis of material remains alongside the available documentary and oral sources, these offer new insights into the precolonial and colonial pasts of the region. However, the field is less well established than in either West or Southern Africa and the full potential of the subdiscipline has yet to be realised. This contribution reviews the main analytical and theoretical trends, drawing on a selection of examples. Several other research themes that might warrant investigation are also identified, and the general lack of engagement with material culture and the archaeology of the last few hundred years on the part of historians, is lamented.

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2016. Vol. 57, no 2, 173-181 p.
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Eastern Africa, historical archaeology, colonial encounters, slavery, material culture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-299844DOI: 10.1017/S0021853716000049ISI: 000378720300002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-299844DiVA: diva2:950279
Available from: 2016-07-29 Created: 2016-07-28 Last updated: 2016-07-29Bibliographically approved

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