Archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora (Blacks in the Diaspora) (Hardcover)

By Akinwumi Ogundiran (Editor), Toyin Falola (Editor)

Indiana University Press, 9780253349194, 509pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2007

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Paperback (2/5/2010)

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Description

This is the first book devoted to the archaeology of African life on both sides of the Atlantic; it highlights the importance of archaeology in completing the historical records of the Atlantic world's Africans. Archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora presents a diverse, richly textured picture of Africans experiences during the era of the Atlantic slave trade and offers the most comprehensive explanation of how African lives became entangled with the creation of the modern world. Through interdisciplinary approaches to material culture, the dynamics of a comparative transatlantic archaeology is developed.



About the Author

Akinwumi Ogundiran is Chair of the Africana Studies Department and Professor of Africana Studies, Anthropology and History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He is author of Archaeology and History in the Ilare District, 1200-1900.Toyin Falola is the Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor in History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is editor (with Matt D. Childs) of The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World (IUP, 2005).