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Power and Landscape in Atlantic West Africa: Archaeological Perspectives. By J. Cameron Monroe & Akinwumi Ogundiran (eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012, 390 pp. ISBN 9781107009394. £ 65.00 / US$ 99.00 (Hardback).

Power and Landscape in Atlantic West Africa: Archaeological Perspectives. By J. Cameron Monroe &... Book Review This volume, of 10 case studies spanning the region from Senegal to Cameroun, an introduction to landscape and power, and a conclusion reflecting on West Africa during the Atlantic period, is a welcome addition to the archaeological literature on Africa and landscape. All the contributions, to a greater or lesser extent, foreground notions of landscape in their approaches to their particular settings, which makes the volume a useful contribution to archaeological approaches to landscape as well. While several of the contributors (Thiaw, de Barros, DeCorse, and MacEachern) were contributors to DeCorse's West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade: Archaeological Perspectives (2001), and others (Ogundiran, Monroe) contributed to Ogundiran and Falola's Archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora (2007), the contributions in the current volume are substantively different or developed from the earlier contributions. Following a Foreword by Merrick Posnansky that places the current volume in its historical and intellectual context, the editors provide a chapter that explores the notions of how power and landscape are intertwined in recent African archaeology. Rather than present a single perspective of what is meant by landscape archaeology, the editors acknowledge that landscape archaeology ranges from environmental and spatial approaches http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of African Archaeology Brill

Power and Landscape in Atlantic West Africa: Archaeological Perspectives. By J. Cameron Monroe & Akinwumi Ogundiran (eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012, 390 pp. ISBN 9781107009394. £ 65.00 / US$ 99.00 (Hardback).

Journal of African Archaeology , Volume 11 (2): 277 – Nov 11, 2013

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© Copyright 2013 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Book Review This volume, of 10 case studies spanning the region from Senegal to Cameroun, an introduction to landscape and power, and a conclusion reflecting on West Africa during the Atlantic period, is a welcome addition to the archaeological literature on Africa and landscape. All the contributions, to a greater or lesser extent, foreground notions of landscape in their approaches to their particular settings, which makes the volume a useful contribution to archaeological approaches to landscape as well. While several of the contributors (Thiaw, de Barros, DeCorse, and MacEachern) were contributors to DeCorse's West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade: Archaeological Perspectives (2001), and others (Ogundiran, Monroe) contributed to Ogundiran and Falola's Archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora (2007), the contributions in the current volume are substantively different or developed from the earlier contributions. Following a Foreword by Merrick Posnansky that places the current volume in its historical and intellectual context, the editors provide a chapter that explores the notions of how power and landscape are intertwined in recent African archaeology. Rather than present a single perspective of what is meant by landscape archaeology, the editors acknowledge that landscape archaeology ranges from environmental and spatial approaches

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Published: Nov 11, 2013

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