The cultural and chronological context of Kibiro, Uganda

  title={The cultural and chronological context of Kibiro, Uganda},
  author={Graham Connah},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
  • G. Connah
  • Published 1 March 1997
  • History
  • African Archaeological Review
During fieldwork in 1994, 53 surface collections were made in the archaeologically unknown area of Uganda between Kibiro on Lake Albert and the north bank of the Victoria Nile below the Murchison Falls. Analysis of the collected material revealed a general similarity in the pottery roulettes in use in this area during the past millennium, in spite of some local differences in pot forms and decoration. This suggests the existence of a widespread cultural homogeneity that would have formed part… 

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  • History
    The Journal of African History
  • 1993
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