Deep Urban Reverberations: Exploring the Historical Trajectory of African Atlantic Cities
Author(s): Neil Norman
Recent scholarship has brought attention to the centrality of Africa and Africans in making the Atlantic world, as well as the cosmopolitan complexity centered in and around African cities. In building on the momentum of these efforts, research efforts around the Huedan palace complex at Savi revealed the material residue of political and economic ties between town and countryside. The efforts, quite surprisingly, also revealed Atlantic-era archaeological deposits underlain by material dating to the Late Stone Age. This paper uses the deep settlement histories of African Atlantic places to complicate our understanding of the rise and decline of African Atlantic hotspots.
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Deep Urban Reverberations: Exploring the Historical Trajectory of African Atlantic Cities. Neil Norman. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436887)