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Title:Intersections, Networks and the Genesis of Social Complexity on the Nyali Coast of East Africa
Authors:Shipton, C.
Helm, R.
Boivin, N.
Crowther, A.
Austin, P.
Fuller, D.Q.
Year:2013
Periodical:African Archaeological Review
Volume:30
Issue:4
Pages:427-453
Geographic term:Kenya
Discipline:History - Archaeology
Subjects:Nyali
Hunter-Gatherers
Hinterland
Settlement - formation
Abstract:This paper examines intersections between different societies occupying the Nyali Coast region of southern Kenya from the late first millennium ad to the mid-second millennium ad. We explore interaction between societies at three scales: between hunter-gatherers and farmers in the coastal hinterland, between the hinterland and the coast and between the coast and the wider Indian Ocean. The patterns indicate that local intersections in the hinterland between hunter-gatherers and farmers went hand-in-hand with both the emergence of larger settlements in the hinterland and on the coast, and participation in a pan-Indian Ocean trade network. (Journal Abstract)
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