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Title:Gobero: the no-return frontier: archaeology and landscape at the Saharo-Sahelian borderland
Editor:Garcea, Elena A.A.ISNI
Year:2013
ISSN:2468-8266
Volume:9
Pages:293
Language:English
Series:Journal of African Archaeology, Monograph Series
City of publisher:Frankfurt am Main
Publisher:Africa Magna Verlag
ISBN:393724834X; 9783937248349
Geographic term:Niger
Subject:archaeology
Abstract:The Sahara-Sahel borderland occupies a critical geographical position due to its recurrent latitudinal shifts. The archaeological record of Gobero, located at the southern limits of the Sahara, in Niger, encompasses the re-occupation of the Sahara c. 10,000 years ago until approximately 2000 years ago. This book presents the archaeological, anthropological and environmental data collected during the 2005 and 2006 field season at Gobero. Thanks to its geographical position, the Gobero archaeological record reveals critical population movements, and different economic and technological strategies its inhabitants employed to adapt to changing environmental conditions. The presence of settlement and burial features at the site gives insight into the cultural, economic and funerary traditions of the people who lived here during almost the entire Holocene. Contributions by Enzo Cocca, Assunta Florenzano, Dorian Q. Fuller, Elena A.A. Garcea, Carlo Giraudi, Elisabeth A. Hildebrand, Cristina Lemorini, Abdoulaye Issaka Maga, Isabella Massamba N'siala, Davide Mengoli, Anna Maria Mercuri, Giuseppina Mutri, Eva Sacchi, and Christopher M. Stojanowski. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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