Political economic mosaics: Archaeology of the last two millennia in tropical sub-Saharan Africa

  title={Political economic mosaics: Archaeology of the last two millennia in tropical sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={Ann Brower Stahl},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
  • A. Stahl
  • Published 15 September 2004
  • History
  • Annual Review of Anthropology
▪ Abstract This review explores recent research that moves away from conventional preoccupations with origins and independent innovation in African Iron Age archaeology. Critiques of cultural evolutionary formulations and empirically robust case studies combine to shape new concerns with the following: the variable expressions of complexity in time and space; the mosaic quality of social, political economic, and technological landscapes; and the effects of global entanglements over the last… Expand

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