Trade and society on the south-east African coast in the later first millennium AD: the case of Chibuene

@article{Sinclair2012TradeAS,
  title={Trade and society on the south-east African coast in the later first millennium AD: the case of Chibuene},
  author={Paul Sinclair and Anneli Ekblom and Marilee Wood},
  journal={Antiquity},
  year={2012},
  volume={86},
  pages={723 - 737}
}
The south-east coast of Africa in the later first millennium was busy with boats and the movement of goods from across the Indian Ocean to the interior. The landing places were crucial mediators in this process, in Africa as elsewhere. Investigations at the beach site of Chibuene show that a local community was supplying imported beads to such interior sites as Schroda, with the consequent emergence there of hierarchical power structures. 
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