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Inventing Africa History, Archaeology and Ideas

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ISBN-10: 074533105X

ISBN-13: 9780745331058

Edition: 2011

Authors: Robin Derricourt

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 3/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Robin Derricourt is Conjoint Associate Professor in History at the University of New South Wales. His career has included archaeology teaching and fieldwork, heritage administration, and editorial responsibilities for book publishing programmes in history, African studies and archaeology. As author his books include Ideas into Books, An Author's Guide to Scholarly Publishing, Man on the Kafue, People of the Lakes and (with C. Saunders) Beyond the Cape Frontier.

Preface: The construction of African pasts
The changing shape and perception of 'Africa'
Mythic and mystic Africa
Looking both ways: the enigma of Raymond Dart
Egos and fossils
Stirring the gene pool: human ancestors from Africa the wider world
Ancient Egypt and African sources of civilisation
Old states good, new states bad
The present of the past