The settlement mound of Birnin Lafiya: new evidence from the eastern arc of the Niger River

Haour, Anne, Nixon, Sam, N'Dah, Didier, Magnavita, Carlos and Livingstone Smith, Alexandre (2016) The settlement mound of Birnin Lafiya: new evidence from the eastern arc of the Niger River. Antiquity, 90 (351). pp. 695-710. ISSN 0003-598X

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    Abstract

    The development of complex social organisation and trade networks during the first and second millennia AD in the Sahel region of West Africa has long been hampered by a paucity of reliable data. Investigations at Birnin Lafiya, a large settlement mound of this period on the eastern arc of the Niger River, help to fill this gap. The site can now be placed within its broader landscape, and discoveries of early mud architecture, circular structures, human burial remains, personal ornamentation and striking potsherd pavements can be contrasted with contemporary sites both within the inland Niger region and at Ife to the south.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: niger,fourth–thirteenth centuries ad,settlement mound,potsherd pavement,trade networks,social organisation
    Faculty \ School: ?? SRU ??
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Centres > Centre for African Art and Archaeology
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Centres > Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 09:32
    Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 11:51
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/57799
    DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2016.7

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