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African Iron Production and Iron-Working Technologies: Methods  

Louise Iles

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Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
Iron production was a particularly important precolonial African technology, with iron becoming a central component of socioeconomic life in many societies across the continent. ... More

African Religion and Healing in the Atlantic Diaspora  

John M. Janzen

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Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
Religion and healing are useful scholarly constructs in summarizing, consolidating, and interpreting a myriad of details from the historic African-Atlantic experience. For heuristic ... More

The African Rinderpest Panzootic, 1888–1897  

Thaddeus Sunseri

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Apr 2018
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African History
Between 1888 and 1897, rinderpest virus (cattle plague) spread throughout sub-Saharan Africa, presumably for the first time, killing over 90 percent of African cattle and countless ... More

Ancient Developments in the Middle Senegal Valley and the Inland Niger Delta  

Alioune Dème

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Apr 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
The study of West Africa has contributed to the expansion of comparative arid-lands floodplain prehistory, from both the data collection (cultural and historical) and the theoretical ... More

The Anlu Rebellion  

Jacqueline-Bethel Tchouta Mougoué

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Feb 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
From 1958 to 1961, Kom women in western Cameroon cast aside their regular domestic and agricultural duties to engage in a revolt against British administrative interference in ... More

Anthropological and Ethnographic Methods and Sources  

Constance Smith

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Dec 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
For scholars of African history, anthropology offers a number of valuable and invigorating methodological avenues, from engaging directly in ethnographic fieldwork to analyzing ... More

The Archaeology of Gender in Sub-Saharan Africa  

Lyn Wadley

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Jun 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
The meaning and context of gender is contested even in the 21st century. No generalizations about gender are applicable through time or across space. Even where gender roles are defined by ... More

Archaeozoology: Methods  

Veerle Linseele

Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

The Bantu Expansion  

Koen Bostoen

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Apr 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
The Bantu Expansion stands for the concurrent dispersal of Bantu languages and Bantu-speaking people from an ancestral homeland situated in the Grassfields region in the borderland between ... More

Berbers and the Nation-State in North Africa  

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman

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Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
Throughout history, North Africa’s native Berber-speaking populations have been central to the mix of political, social, cultural, and linguistic attributes that rendered the region ... More

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