The Kingdom of Kush: An African Centre on the Periphery of the Bronze Age World System

  title={The Kingdom of Kush: An African Centre on the Periphery of the Bronze Age World System},
  author={Henriette Hafsaas-Tsakos},
  journal={Norwegian Archaeological Review},
  pages={50 - 70}
The Kingdom of Kush flourished in northern Sudan between 2000 and 1500 BCE. During this period, the capital Kerma emerged as a major economic and political centre in the Nile Valley. After a short review of the application of world system theory and centre-periphery perspectives in archaeology, the author proceeds to a presentation of the Bronze Age societies in northern Sudan and their wide-reaching trade relations. A central argument is that an incentive for the rise of the Kingdom of Kush… 

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