H 276 x W 203 mm
54 figures, 13 tables
Published Sep 2020
By Tim Forssman
Foragers were present in the Limpopo Valley (South Africa) before the arrival of farmers and not only witnessed but also participated in local systems leading to the appearance of a complex society. Despite numerous studies in the valley, forager involvement in socio-political developments has been, until now, largely ignored.
Chapter 1: Interactions, frameworks and complexity ;
Chapter 2: Forager contexts in the middle Limpopo Valley ;
Chapter 3: Continuities and discontinuities across the contact divide ;
Chapter 4: Early socio-political change ;
Chapter 5: Foragers during and after state formation ;
Chapter 6: Networks of Change in the valley and beyond ;
Chapter 7: Redressing perspectives of foragers interactions ;
Chapter 8: References
'In summary, Forssman’s book provides new knowledge of and ideas about hunter-gatherers in the Limpopo Valley during the last 3000 years. His work opens many new avenues for research that I hope will attract students and researchers in the years to come.'