Early West African Metallurgies: New Data and Old Orthodoxy

@article{Holl2009EarlyWA,
  title={Early West African Metallurgies: New Data and Old Orthodoxy},
  author={A. Holl},
  journal={Journal of World Prehistory},
  year={2009},
  volume={22},
  pages={415-438}
}
  • A. Holl
  • Published 2009
  • History
  • Journal of World Prehistory
  • The debate on West African metallurgies cannot be properly understood without reference to the colonial template that featured Africa as the receiving partner in all crucial social, economic, and technological development. The interesting debate that took place in West Africa during the Colonial Period was more meta-theoretical than factual. These conflicting glosses, despite their lack of empirical foundations, have constrained the nature of archaeological research and oversimplified the… CONTINUE READING
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