Early maritime cultures in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean : papers from a conference held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (African Studies Program) 23-24 October 2015, with additional contributions

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Full title: Early maritime cultures in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean : papers from a conference held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (African Studies Program) 23-24 October 2015, with additional contributions / edited by Akshay Sarathi.
Corporate Authors: Early Maritime Cultures in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean (Conference) University of Wisconsin-Madison),
Other authors: Sarathi, Akshay, (Editor)
Format: Book           


Summary: The East African coast and the Western Indian Ocean are regions of global historical significance. This volume contains papers first presented at the conference, Early Maritime Cultures of the East African Coast, held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on October 23-24, 2015. Rather than limiting publication to the proceedings of the conference, additional contributions were solicited to expand the scope of the research presented and to place East Africa in its broader geographic and cultural contexts. The resulting volume focuses broadly on East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean and unites the papers under the general themes of movement and connection. These papers represent 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. The papers cover a diverse array of topics, including but not limited to: subsistence, watercraft traditions, trade and exchange (especially concerning the Silk Routes), migration, food ways, and familial relationships.
Other authors: Sarathi, Akshay, (Editor)
Corporate Authors: Early Maritime Cultures in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean (Conference) University of Wisconsin-Madison),
Language: English
Published: Oxford : Archaeopress Access Archaeology, 2018.
Classmark: L VA967.6 /532739
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ISBN: 9781784917128
1784917125