95. West African Early Towns: Archaeology of Households in Urban Landscapes
Author(s): Augustin F.C. Holl
West African Awdaghost (Tegdaoust) emerged as a vital medieval trade center before its decline in the sixteenth century AD. Extensively excavated, and accompanied by a large body of published material, Awdaghost provides a unique opportunity for the application of household archaeology to a West African settlement. By examining the building sequences of the habitation complexes, with their evolving space allocations, this monograph demonstrates how the household units in Awdaghost reflect fluctuating social organization and economic conditions.
Publisher: Museum of Anthropology
Month of Publication: January
Year of Publication: 2006
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
# of Pages: 168
Monograph Series / Number: Anthropological Papers, 95
Tables / Illustrations: 25 tables, 22 illustr.