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Author Dueppen, Stephen A.
Title Egalitarian revolution in the Savanna : the origins of a West African political system / Stephen A. Dueppen.
Published Sheffield ; Bristol, CT : Equinox Pub., 2012.
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 Floor2  GN492.3 .D84 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xiv, 344 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Series Approaches to anthropological archaeology
Approaches to anthropological archaeology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Decentralization and the evolution of egalitarian behaviors in sedentary societies -- Ancient villages in the Niger bend : context and methods for exploring the Voltaic region -- Ethnographic perspectives on western Burkina Faso : a survey -- Kirikongo : an introduction to the site, the setting, and the research design -- The West African environmental setting : Kirikongo in ecological context -- Stratigraphies and depositional episodes : the excavations -- Relative chronology : ceramics -- Community growth at Kirikongo : the spatial and temporal setting -- Early sedentary life in the Voltaic region : defining a "Voltaic tradition" -- Craft production at Kirikongo : the origins, development and reinterpretation of specialization -- Herding, farming, and ritual sacrifice : the economy from Kirikongo -- Death and ritual objects at Kirikongo : house-based social differentiation -- Archaeological patterns and social process : reconstructing changing life at Kirikongo -- Land, spiritual power, and gerontocracy : an exploration of the roots of egalitarian revolution in the western Voltaic region -- Hierarchy and egalitarianism within the Niger bend : revolution and the triumph of communalism.
Subject Political customs and rites -- Africa, West.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Africa, West.
Human settlements -- Africa, West -- History.
Archaeology and history -- Africa, West.
Africa, West -- Antiquities.
ISBN 1908049200 (hb)
9781908049209 (hb)
OCLC number 725295776