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Research in West Africa

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GENERAL RESEARCH TOPICS

 

Overviews: West African Archaeology

S.K. McIntosh and R.J. McIntosh 1981  West African Prehistory. American Scientist  69:  602-613
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S.K. McIntosh and R.J. McIntosh  1983  Current directions in West African prehistory,  Annual Review of  Anthropology   12:  215-258
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S.K. McIntosh 1988  From Stone to Metal:  New perspectives on the later prehistory of West Africa, Journal of World Prehistory  2(1):  89-133
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S.K. McIntosh 1994   Changing perceptions of West Africa's past: archaeological research since 1988".   Journal of Archaeological Research 2(2):165-198
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Urbanism and Complexity  

S. K. McIntosh and R. J. McIntosh. 1984. "The Early City in West Africa: Towards an Understanding". The African Archaeological Review . 2: 73-98.
abstract  |  article 

S. K. McIntosh 1999  A tale of two floodplains: comparative perspectives on the emergence of complex societies and urbanism in the Middle Niger and Senegal Valleys".   In Proceedings of the Second World Archaeological Congress  Intercongress,  Mombasa, P. Sinclair, ed. 
Published on the Uppsala University website

R. J. McIntosh. N.D. "Western representations of urbanism and invisible African towns". In (ed.) Susan Keech McIntosh. Beyond Chiefdoms. African Middle-range Societies. 
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R. J. McIntosh. 1991. "Early Urban Clusters in China and Africa: The Arbitration of Social Ambiguity." Journal of Field Archaeology . 18: 199-212. 
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R.J.McIntosh. 1993. "The Pulse Model; Genesis and accommodation of specialization in the Middle Niger". Journal of African History . 34: 181-220.
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MIDDLE NIGER VALLEY 

JENNE-JENO  

 

Jenne-jeno Background Information
Jenne-jeno, An Ancient African City  (in English)
Jenné-jeno, Une Ancienne Cité Africaine  (en français)

Excavations and Survey
R. J. McIntosh and S. K. McIntosh. 1994. "A la recherche du diagramme fondateur de la Djenne prehistorique [Search for the founding diagram of prehistoric Djenne]." In (eds.) Rogier M.A. Bedaux and J.D. van der Waals. Djenne. Une Ville Millenaire au Mali. Leiden: Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, pp. 54-63.
abstract 

S.K. McIntosh  1981 A Reconsideration of Wangera/Palolus, Island of Gold,"  Journal of African History  22:  145-158
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R.J. McIntosh and S.K.McIntosh   1981   The Inland Niger Delta before the Empire of Mali:  Evidence From Jenne-jeno," Journal of African History  22:  1-22
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Ceramics
Summary Description  

S.K. McIntosh and K.C. MacDonald  1989 Sponge spicules in pottery:  New data from Mali," Journal of Field Archaeology  16:489-494
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Terracottas and Looting
R.J. McIntosh and S.K. McIntosh 1986  Dilettantism and Plunder:  Dimensions of the illicit traffic in ancient Malian art,"  UNESCO Museum  149:  49-57
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JA (DIA)  

 

McIntosh, R.J. and S.K. McIntosh
1987 "Prospection archéologique aux alentours de Dia, Mali, 1986/1987", Nyame Akuma 29: 42-45
article (pg 42-45)

Online Article [pdf]
McIntosh, R.J. and S.K. McIntosh
Archaeological Reconnaissance in Dia, Mali.
Final Report to National Geographic. 1986.

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TIMBUKTU  
 

McIntosh, R.J. and S.K. McIntosh. "Prospection archéologique aux alentours de Tombouctou, 1984. Rapport préliminaire", Nyame Akuma. 24/25: 5-12. 1984.
article (pg 5-12)

Online Article [pdf]
McIntosh, R.J. and S.K. McIntosh
Archaeological Reconnaissance in Timbuktu, Mali. Final Report to National Geographic. 1985.

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McIntosh, S.K. and R.J. McIntosh. "Archaeological reconnaissance in the region of Timbuktu, Mali", National Geographic Research 2(3):302-19. 1986.
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McIntosh, R.J. and S.K. McIntosh. "Reconnaissance archéologiques le long du Moyen Niger" in (eds.) M. Raimbault and K. Sanogo. Recherches Archéologiques au Mali: Les Sites Protohistoriques de la Zone Lacustre. (1991): 99-120. Paris: Karthala.

McIntosh, R.J. and S.K. McIntosh. "La prospection d'après les photos aériennes: Regions de Jenné et Tombouctou", in (eds.) J. Devisse and J. Polet, Vallées du Niger: Catalogue Scientifique: 234-247. 1993.

 

Timbuktu

museumsite 

   
DJENNE MUSEUM SITE
 

Online Article  [MSword]
Results of recent excavations at Jenné-jeno and Djenné, Mali
Presented at Pan African Congress of Prehistory
Bamako, February 2001

GENERAL SURVEY

R. McIntosh. 1983. "Floodplain geomorphology and human occupation of the Upper Inland Delta of the Niger". Geographical Journal . 149: 182-201
abstract 

R. J. McIntosh and S. K. McIntosh. 1994. "Les prospections d'apres les photos aeriennes: regions de Jenne et Tombouctou." Vallees du Niger . Paris: Editions de la Reunion des Musees Nationaux, pp. 234-248.
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MIDDLE SENEGAL VALLEY 

GENERAL PUBLICATIONS
 
 

McIntosh, S.K., McIntosh, R.J. and H. Bocoum. "The Middle Senegal Valley Project: preliminary results from the 1990-1991 field season", Nyame Akuma 38: 47-61. 1992.
article (pg 47-61)

S.K. McIntosh and R.J. McIntosh  1993 Field survey in the Tumulus Zone of Senegal", African Archaeological Review  11:73-107
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McIntosh, S.K. and H. Bocoum. "New perspectives on Sincu Bara, a first millennium site in the Senegal Valley. African Archaeological Review, vol. 17 (1): 124-178. 2000.
abstract 

Bocoum, H. and S.K. McIntosh. Fouilles à Sincu Bara, un site de l'Age de Fer dans la Moyenne Vallée du Sénégal (with H. Bocoum) Dakar: IFAN/Ch. A. Diop/ Nouakchott: CRIAA. 2002.

Bocoum, H. McIntosh, S.K. and McIntosh, R.J. "L'âge du fer dans la moyenne vallée du fleuve Sénégal. Notes Africaines, no. 196:9-18. 2000.

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GOREE 

Goree Archaeology

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