Beyond the Stone Town: Maritime Architecture at Fourteenth–Fifteenth Century Songo Mnara, Tanzania

@article{Pollard2012BeyondTS,
  title={Beyond the Stone Town: Maritime Architecture at Fourteenth–Fifteenth Century Songo Mnara, Tanzania},
  author={Edward Pollard and Jeffrey Fleisher and Stephanie Wynne-Jones},
  journal={Journal of Maritime Archaeology},
  year={2012},
  volume={7},
  pages={43-62}
}
The towns of the Swahili coast of East Africa are widely acknowledged as the remains of a maritime society whose relationship with the ocean was fundamental to their economy and identity. Yet research that links the terrestrial environments of the towns to their adjacent maritime landscapes is rare, and urgently required in the light of marine erosional processes unmitigated by human actions. In the Kilwa archipelago of southern Tanzania, survey of the coastal foreshore has documented maritime… 

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