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Beyond Chiefdoms Pathways to Complexity in Africa

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ISBN-10: 052102269X

ISBN-13: 9780521022699

Edition: 1999

Authors: Susan Keech McIntosh, Wendy Ashmore, Francoise Audouze, Cyprian Broodbank, Tim Murray

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Recent critiques of neoevolutionary formulations that focus primarily on the development of powerful hierarchies have called for broadening the empirical base for complex society studies. Redressing the neglect of sub-Saharan examples in comparative discussions on complex society, this book considers how case material from the region can enhance our understanding of the nature, origins and development of complexity. The archaeological, historical and anthropological case materials are relevant to a number of recent concerns, revealing how complexity has emerged and developed in a variety of ways. Contributors engage important theoretical issues, including the continuing influence of deeply…    
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List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Roderick J. McIntosh is professor of anthropology at Rice University.Joseph A. Tainter is project leader of Cultural Heritage Research at the Rocky Mountain Research Station.Susan Keech McIntosh is professor of anthropology at Rice University and the director of Scientia: an institute for the history of science and culture.

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