ISBN: 9780865436107
Historical archaeology is experiencing a surge of interest in West Africa, after decades of relative obscurity. The papers in this volume represent the most recent findings by scholars who are committed to melding written history, oral tradition, and archaeological data into a dynamic understanding of the coast of Lagos State, through the Yoruba island once dominated by Oyo and Ibadan, to Benin City, seat of the great pre-colonial empire; north to Zungeru, seat of colonial administration under Lord Lugard, and the Jos Plateau, homeland of the ron people; and south again to the Niger Delta, where the Nigerian people first began their historic interaction with Portuguese explorers.
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