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A report of recent excavation at Okete-Kakini palace precint, Idah, Niger-Benue Confluence, Nigeria

Author(s): Aribidesi Usman

Year: 2016

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This paper will report the recent excavation at Okete-Kakini site near the king’s (Attah) palace in Idah. Okete-Kakini was the residential area of Attah’s eunuchs (amonoji), one of the two major palace officials who carried out various functions for the Attah. The aim of the investigation is to identify the activities of the palatine elites through an examination of their material culture found in archaeological excavations. It is thought that the members of the palatine groups, like the formal elites, used their settlements and their day-to-day consumption to exhibit their status. The overall goal of the research was to have a better understanding of the social and political organization of Igala and the intrasite distribution of materials.


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A report of recent excavation at Okete-Kakini palace precint, Idah, Niger-Benue Confluence, Nigeria. Aribidesi Usman. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404198)


Keywords

General
eunuchs Igala palatine

Geographic Keywords
AFRICA


Spatial Coverage

min long: -18.809; min lat: -38.823 ; max long: 53.262; max lat: 38.823 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America