Archaeology and the prehistoric origins of the Ghana empire

  title={Archaeology and the prehistoric origins of the Ghana empire},
  author={Patrick J. Munson},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  pages={457 - 466}
  • P. Munson
  • Published 1 October 1980
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
Archaeological investigations in southern Mauretania have revealed a wealth of rather spectacular stone masonry villages which were occupied by prehistoric cultivators as early as 1000 B.C. It is argued that the inhabitants of these villages were Negro and very probably Soninke, and that the basic elements of their culture had developed without major influences from outside the area. The apparent sophistication and complexity of this cultural manifestation, combined with the close fit of… 

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