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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 633: Material Africa, I: Trade and Production

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organiser:Adam Simmons, Department of History, Lancaster University
Moderator/Chair:Rebecca Darley, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Paper 633-aRecovering Trade Networks in the Swahili Hinterland: An Archaeological Study of the Tana Delta (Kenya)
(Language: English)
Yanis Mokri, Départment d'Histoire, Université Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Trade
Paper 633-bInfluences du mouvement caravaniers au moyen âge sur la fondation des Ksour, cas du Royaume de Ouargla
(Language: Français)
Imen Zaghez, L'Ecole doctorale Cognition, Langage, Interaction, Université Paris VIII - Vincennes Saint-Denis
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Trade
Paper 633-cThe Roles of the Betä Ǝsraʾel (Ethiopian Jewish) Strongholds in Relation to the Routes Crossing the Səmen Mountains, Northern Ethiopia
(Language: English)
Bar Kribus, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Historiography - Medieval

Africa has a rich history of materiality. Not only are numerous African societies long renown for their material skills, particularly in metal work, African materials have continually been used in workshops further afield, notably gold and ivory. Medieval Africa offers a rich and varied collection of techniques, designs, and uses for objects across its regions for both art and ceremony. This series of interconnected sessions offer discussions on various regional approaches to African materiality, from north-west African to the east coast, and its decoration and production.