The Middle Stone Age of Nigeria in its West African Context [Paperback]

Philip Allsworth-Jones(Author)

ISBN: 9781789691382 | Published by: Archaeopress Archaeology | Year of Publication: 2019 | 260p, H11.5 x W8, 317 figures, 27 tables (83 color pages)
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The Middle Stone Age of Nigeria in its West African Context


This book provides a full up to date account of the evidence relating to the Middle Stone Age in Nigeria and the other countries of West Africa. It relies upon the author’s own fieldwork and extensive personal knowledge of the region and its archaeology. It is abundantly illustrated with maps, photographs, and drawings. The emphasis is on stratigraphy, chronology, site situation, and artefact characteristics, with such general background information about the countries concerned as is required. A summary account is also provided of the current situation in relation to this topic (covering climate, archaeology, and human evolution) in the African continent as a whole, so that a judgement can made as to how the West African evidence fits in with the rest. In general accounts of the African palaeolithic record up to now, West Africa tends to be neglected, so this book goes a long way to fill a gap in the available literature.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables


Chapter 1: The Middle Stone Age in West Africa: Introduction

Chapter 2: The Middle Stone Age of Nigeria

Chapter 3: The Middle Stone Age in West Africa

Chapter 4: West Africa: regional summary

Chapter 5: A wider perspective

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