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Title:Preliminary report on excavations at Bonoso, Brong-Ahafo region, Ghana
Author:Boachie-Ansah, J.
Year:2000
Periodical:West African Journal of Archaeology
Volume:30
Issue:1
Pages:27-49
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:archaeology
chronology
prehistory
Abstract:The indigenous Wenchi of the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana trace their ancestry to Bonoso, c. 14 km south of Wenchi, where they settled before moving to Ahwene Koko, some 35 km from Wenchi town. Two early radiocarbon dates of AD 710 and AD 980 were obtained for Bonoso during excavations in 1975, while Ahwene Koko has produced a single carbon date of 1585. This paper discusses the results of excavations conducted in 1999 at Bonoso, which revealed pottery similar to that excavated at the same site in 1975. The paper attempts to clarify the dating of Bonoso and bridge the chronological gap between the two sites. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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