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Title:Engaruka Revisited: Excavations of 1982. With an Appendix on the Faunal Remains
Authors:Robertshaw, PeterISNI
Thorp, Carolyn
Periodical:Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa
Geographic term:Tanzania
Anthropology and Archaeology
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00672708609511365
Abstract:New excavations at Engaruka combined with analysis of all the pottery collections housed in the Tanzanian Antiquities Department show that a single ceramic tradition with its 'floruit' probably around the seventeenth century AD is represented at the site. The stone circle C1 excavated by Sassoon has pottery from a different phase of settlement, perhaps earlier than the excavated hillside villages. Previous suggestions that the site may have been occupied in the first millennium AD are rejected. Pottery showing some similarities to that of Engaruka has been found in late Iron Age deposits in Iramba. However, examination of ethnographic pottery collections has so far failed to identify the ethnic and linguistic affiliations of the inhabitants of old Engaruka. Appended to the article (p. 21-26) is a note by Carolyn THORP on Engaruka faunal remains. Bibliogr., notes.