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2021

NAMIB : THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF AN AFRICAN DESERT

University of Namibia Press

Titre : NAMIB : THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF AN AFRICAN DESERT

Autor : John Kinahan
Publisher  : University of Namibia Press
Date de parution : February 2021
Pages : 544

Descriptif
This is a story of human survival over the last one million years in the Namib Desert ― one of the most hostile environments on Earth.

The resilience and ingenuity of desert communities provides a vivid picture of our species’ response to climate change, and ancient strategies to counter ever-present risk. Dusty fragments of stone, pottery and bone tell a history of perpetual transition, of shifting and temporary states of balance. NAMIB digs beneath the usual evidence of archaeology to uncover a world of arcane rituals, of travelling rain-makers, of intricate social networks which maintained vital systems of negotiated access to scarce resources.

This is more than a work of scientific research ; it is a love-song to the desert and its people.

Présentation (University of Namibia Press )

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