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Publication Date: 1990
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Unesco Staff, Zerbo, J.Ki-
Assesses the importance attached by African societies to their past and the growth and development of African historiography. This is followed by accounts of the primary literary sources, the oral and living traditions and African archaeology and its techniques. There are further chapters on linguistics, migrations and historical geography before the second part of the book which deals specifically with earliest man and the prehistory of Africa according to geographical area. Specific chapters are also devoted to prehistoric art, agricultural techniques and the development of metallurgy. The series is co-published in Africa with seven publishers, in the United States and Canada by the University of California Press, and in association with the UNESCO Press.Unesco Staff is the author of 'General History of Africa Volume 1: Methodology & African Prehistory', published 1990 under ISBN 9780852550915 and ISBN 085255091X.