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This collection of essays on archaeology and heritage studies is authored by local and expatriate scholars who are either past or current practitioners in archaeological work in Ghana. The subject matter covered includes the history and evolution of the discipline in Ghana; the method and theory or �how to do it� in archaeology, fi eld research reports, and syntheses on findings from past and recent investigations. The eclectic or multidisciplinary strategy has been the research vogue in Ghanaian archaeology recently, and this is reflected in the various chapters. The essays engage with current theoretical trends in global archaeology and also focus on the role and status of archaeology as a discipline in Ghanaian society today. Archaeology is a relatively �novel� subject to many in Ghana. This Reader will, therefore, be a huge asset to local students and experts alike. Foreign scholars will also find it very useful.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. iii-v
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  1. List of Tables
  2. p. v
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. vi-ix
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  1. List of Maps
  2. p. x
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  1. Biographical Information of Authors
  2. pp. xi-xv
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  1. Foreword
  2. Ernest Aryeetey
  3. pp. xvi-xvii
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  1. The Prehistory of Ghana
  2. p. xviii
  1. 1. Archaeology of Ghana: An Introduction
  2. James Anquandah, Benjamin Kankpeyeng & Wazi Apoh
  3. pp. 1-17
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  1. 2. Excavations at an Earthwork Site at Asaman and Their Implications for the Archaeology of the Forest Areas of Southern Ghana
  2. James Boachie-Ansah
  3. pp. 18-44
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  1. 3. Resilient Villagers: Eight Centuries of Continuity and Change in Banda Village Life
  2. Ann Stahl & Amanda L. Logan
  3. pp. 45-63
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  1. Archaeological Approaches
  2. p. 64
  1. 4. Combining Geo-Historical Information with GIS Techniques: An Example of the Historical Slave Route Heritage in Ghana.
  2. Samuel Kwesi Osei
  3. pp. 65-88
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  1. 5. Maritime Archaeology in Ghana
  2. Gregory D. Cook
  3. pp. 89-109
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  1. 6. Gender in Archaeology: A Ghanaian Perspective
  2. Gertrude A.M. Eyifa-Dzidzienyo & Benjamin Kankpeyeng
  3. pp. 110-122
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  1. 7. Anthropological Examination of Yeji Salt Trade and its Linguistic Repertoire
  2. David Akwesi Mensah Abrampah
  3. pp. 123-137
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  1. Historical Archaeology
  2. p. 138
  1. 8. Historical Archaeology: Methods, Meanings, and Ambiguities
  2. Christopher R. Decorse
  3. pp. 139-163
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  1. 9. Embroideries of Imperialism: An Archaeo-Historical Overview of Akwamu, Asante, German and British Imperial Hegemonies at Kpando, Ghana
  2. Wazi Apoh
  3. pp. 164-181
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  1. 10. An Approach to Interpretation and Presentation of Tangible Cultural Heritage: The Case of Christiansborg and Fort Metal Cross in Ghana
  2. Henry Nii-Adziri Wellington & Fritz Bveridge
  3. pp. 182-202
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  1. Art History
  2. p. 203
  1. 11. The Quest for Meaning in African Artistic Representations – A Case Study of Materials from Archaeological Contexts in Ghana
  2. James Anquandah
  3. pp. 204-221
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  1. 12. A Study of the Akan and Ewe Kente Weaving Traditions: Implications for the Establishment of a Kente Museum in Ghana
  2. Kennedy Atsutse & Wazi Apoh
  3. pp. 222-242
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  1. Archaeology of Ritual and Religion
  2. p. 243
  1. 13. The Archaeology of Rituals and Religions in Northern Ghana
  2. Tim Insoll & Benjamin Kankpeyeng
  3. pp. 244-262
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  1. Cultural Heritage Management & Public Archaeology
  2. p. 263
  1. 14. Bringing Archaeology to the People: Towards a Viable Public Archaeology in Ghana
  2. Kodzo Gavua & Kofi Nutor
  3. pp. 264-275
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  1. 15. Cultural Resource Management Archaeology in Ghana
  2. Samuel Nkumbaan & William Gblerkpor
  3. pp. 276-292
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  1. 16. The Role of Museums in Education: The Case of the Museum of Archaeology, University of Ghana
  2. Gertrude A.M Aba Eyifa-Dzidzienyo
  3. pp. 293-311
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  1. 17. Archaeology and Sociopolitical Engagements in Ghana: Experiences from the Krobo Mountain Archaeological Project
  2. William Gblerkpor & Samuel Nkumbaan
  3. pp. 312-331
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 332-335
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789988860264
Related ISBN
9789988860233
MARC Record
OCLC
911665836
Pages
354
Launched on MUSE
2015-06-27
Language
English
Open Access
No
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