The Archaeological Heritage of Africa reclaims the richness of Africa’s ancient past and demonstrates its significance to the modern world. From the rock art of Africa, to the palaces and trading centres of East Africa, the stone tradition of Great Zimbabwe to the cultures of West Africa and the Sahara – this book showcases the spectacular achievements and diversity of ancient cultures across the African continent. Heritage sites in all corners of the continent demonstrate highly developed ancient knowledge systems, from Late Stone Age to early farming communities.
About the authors
Gilbert Pwiti has been teaching archaeology, prehistory and cultural heritage management for the past 25 years. He has been actively involved in archaeological research on early farming communities and the development of complex societies of southern Africa. Professor Pwiti has coordinated major research projects at regional and international level and has held influential positions in Archaeology and Heritage Management.
Webber Ndoro currently works for the African World Heritage Fund and is a Research Associate with the University of Cape Town Archaeology Department and has worked in many countries in Africa focusing on the conservation and management of both natural and cultural heritage places. He has worked for the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome, Italy with specific responsibilities for Africa.
Title: Great South African Inventions
Series: INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE LIBRARY
Author: Gilbert Pwiti, Webber Ndoro
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Reader: Non-fiction