Excavations at Jenné-Jeno, Hambarketolo, and Kaniana (Inland Niger Delta, Mali), the 1981 Season

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Susan Keech McIntosh, Professor Susan Keech McIntosh
University of California Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Social Science - 605 pages
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Since the first scientific excavations were conducted at Jenn-jeno in 1977, this huge Iron Age occupation mound located in the floodplain of the Inland Niger Delta has produced a classic archaeological sequence spanning 1500 years. Jenn-jeno is widely recognized as one of the most carefully documented cases demonstrating the rise of indigenous urbanism in Africa, and its archaeology has contributed significantly to a major paradigm shift in explanations for the rise of complex societies in sub-Saharan Africa. This monograph presents the results of the excavations conducted in 1980-81 at this site and at two others within the extensive mound complex of which Jenn-jeno is a part. Since the first scientific excavations were conducted at Jenn-jeno in 1977, this huge Iron Age occupation mound located in the floodplain of the Inland Niger Delta has produced a classic archaeological sequence spanning 1500 years. Jenn-jeno is widely recognized as one of the most carefully documented cases demonstrating the rise of indigenous urbanism in Africa, and its archaeology has contributed significantly to a major paradigm shift in explanations for the rise of complex societies in sub-Saharan Africa. This monograph presents the results of the excavations conducted in 1980-81 at this site and at two others within the extensive mound complex of which Jenn-jeno is a part.
 

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Contents

Background to the 1981 Research
1
Stratigraphy Features and Chronology
27
Pottery
130
Other Ceramic and Fired Clay Artifacts
214
Stone Glass and Bone
246
Metals
264
Analysis of the Mammalian Avian and Reptilian Remains
291
Analysis of the Fish Remains
319
The Sites in Regional Context
360
Stratigraphy and Features
413
Pottery
471
Sandstone from excavation
500
Metals
533
Fauna
545
Bibliography
579
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Paleobotanical and Human Osteological Remains
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