Namib. The Archeology of an African Desert

Namib: The Archeology of an African Desert is a story of human survival over the last one million years in one of the most hostile environments on Earth.
Kinahan, John
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Title: Namib
Subtitle: The Archeology of an African Desert
Author: John Kinahan
Publisher: University of Namibia Press (UNAM)
Windhoek, Namibia 2020
ISBN 9789991642659 / ISBN 978-9-99-164265-9
Softcover, 14 x 22 cm, 517 pages, numerous b/w photos and drawings

About: Namib. The Archeology of an African Desert

This is an exceptionally interesting synthesis of the entire historic and prehistoric sequence in the Namib. There is plenty of new data here, as well as a very coherent theory that holds it all together and turns the otherwise dry archaeological data into a compelling narrative. Namib: The Archeology of an African Desert is the first ever full-length, comprehensive overview of the archaeology of the Namib Desert and goes a long way toward reclaiming the history of the desert's people from narrow empiricism and difftcult-to-access specialised archaeological literature. It is a significant achievement and an exemplary academic book: deeply researched, both in the literature and in the desert.

Content: Namib. The Archeology of an African Desert

Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes to the Reader
List of Abbreviations
List of Figures and Tables
INTRODUCTION
FIRST FOOTSTEPS
TIME'S ARROW
MOUNTAIN REFUGE
ELEPHANTS AND RAIN
DESERT GARDEN
THE FAMILY HERD
THE BLACK SWAN
MEN IN HATS
THE DEATH OF MEMORY
Epilogue
Glossary
Bibliography
Index