H 276 x W 203 mm
Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (60 plates in colour)
Published Nov 2018
Edited by Akshay Sarathi
This volume represents a multi-disciplinary effort to examine East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean. Multiple lines of evidence drawn from linguistics, archaeology, history, art history, and ethnography come together in novel ways to highlight different aspects of the region’s past and offer innovative avenues for future research.
Prehistoric Settlements on the Red Sea Coast of Eritrea – by Amanuel Beyin and Daniella E. Bar-Yosef Mayer; Interdisciplinary Approaches to Stratifying the Peopling of Madagascar – by Roger Blench; From the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean and Beyond – by Sing C. Chew; A Tradition of Large Logboats on the Save River, South-Eastern Zimbabwe? – by Rosanne Hawarden; Ancient Connections between China and East Africa – by Chapurukha Kusimba; On the Early Maritime Silk Road between China and India – by Wensuo Liu and Yanrong Wang; Australia’s Kilwa Coins Conundrum – by Ian S. McIntosh; Asian Military and Mercantile Movements in East Africa during the Nineteenth Century, a Few Notes – by Beatrice Nicolini; Zilo and Zahula – by Harriet Joseph Ottenheimer; Traditional Indian Ocean Maritime Trade and Social Organization – by Martin Ottenheimer; Shellfish Exploitation at Kuumbi Cave, Zanzibar (c. 11kya – 20th cen. CE): A Preliminary Study – by Akshay Sarathi; Artistic Dynamics across the Seas – by Vera-Simone Schulz; Long-Distance Arab Sailing in the Indian Ocean before the Portuguese – by Marina Tolmacheva
'Ultimately, the editor should be commended for pulling together a diverse and compelling collection of chapters. So, too, should Archaeopress be commended for the Access Archaeology initiative, which enables such eclectic volumes to find a publisher and a readership.'