Historical Archaeology in Africa: An Appropriate Concept?

  title={Historical Archaeology in Africa: An Appropriate Concept?},
  author={Graham Connah},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
  • G. Connah
  • Published 11 May 2007
  • History
  • African Archaeological Review
The term ‘ historical archaeology’ originated in the United States and was subsequently adopted in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, all places subjected to European colonization during the last few centuries. The idea of historical archaeology has had relatively little application in Europe, birthplace of the antithetical idea of prehistory. In Africa, other than at the southern tip of the continent, the practice of what is called historical archaeology has developed only… 
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