Iron Technology in East Africa: Symbolism, Science, and Archaeology

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..". one of the best books yet written on preindustrial Africanironworking." -- Geoarchaeology
"Peter Schmidt has written animportant synthesis of two decades' work on the iron technology of the Haya peopleof Tanzania." -- African Studies Review
..". essential reading forarchaeologists, anthropologists, and historians of East Africa... " -- InternationalJournal of African Historical Studies
"In Schmidt's skillfuland sensitive hands... the topic comes alive as a vital sociology of knowledge inways that will interest a great many readers, both in and outside of archaeology andAfrican Studies." -- Choice
Peter R. Schmidt distills morethan 20 years of research on the technological, historical, and cultural dimensionsof African iron production from ancient times to the recent past. His investigationof the rich symbolism surrounding traditional methods of iron production sheds lighton the history of iron technology and reveals its central cultural role.

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Autor: Peter R. Schmidt
ISBN-13 :: 9780253211095
ISBN: 0253211093
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.06.1997
Verlag: INDIANA UNIV PR
Gewicht: 680g
Seiten: 328
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 231x155x20 mm
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