Using Diverse Sources of Evidence for Reconstructing the Past History of Musical Exchanges in the Indian Ocean

  title={Using Diverse Sources of Evidence for Reconstructing the Past History of Musical Exchanges in the Indian Ocean},
  author={Roger Blench},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
  • R. Blench
  • Published 20 December 2014
  • History
  • African Archaeological Review
Although the Indian Ocean has long been recognised as a fertile zone for cultural exchange, reflecting both trade routes and colonisation, it is only now coming into prominence in terms of its significance for the past history of the continents around its rim. It is now accepted that economic plants, animals, diseases, trade goods, languages, religion and cultural elements all moved around and across the Indian Ocean, often transforming the societies and environments into which they were… 
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