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By Andrew M. Reid, Paul J. Lane

This quantity explores the diversity of interactions among the old assets and archaeology which are to be had at the African continent. The contributions, written via quite a number specialists on diversified facets of African archaeology, current the underlying concerns such as:
- The clash and collaboration within the origin of recent Africa;
- African buying and selling groups preserving their independence from Europe;
- The affects of the Atlantic slave trade.

This represents the 1st attention of ancient archaeology over the African continent as a complete and as a result presents a massive assessment for African archaeologists and historians. This seminal quantity additionally explores Africa's position in international platforms of proposal and fiscal improvement for ancient archaeologists and historians alike.

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Figure 6. Officialsign at Ntsweng However, as Stahl (200 I: 15-18) has pointed out, archaeology should be more than just a counterpoint to other sources in this process. Specifically, it offers new ways of exploring what she terms "interdisciplinary spaces", areas that other disciplines because of particular characteristics necessarily overlook. Also, it must be noted that the means of interaction between archaeology and other disciplines is neither easy nor obvious. Thus, while this volume has explored a range of different scenarios in which archaeology, history and indeed anthropology interact, ultimately not all of these studies may come to be regarded as historical archaeologies.

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