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.

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Publication Information:

Publisher: Museum of Anthropology

Month of Publication: January

Year of Publication: 2006

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

# of Pages: 168

Additional Information:

Price: $26

ISBN: 978-0-915703-61-6

Monograph Series / Number: Anthropological Papers, 95

Tables / Illustrations: 25 tables, 22 illustr.