Intersections, networks and the genesis of social complexity on the Nyali Coast of East Africa

Shipton, C., Helm, R., Boivin, N., Crowther, A., Austin, P. and Fuller, D. Q. (2013) Intersections, networks and the genesis of social complexity on the Nyali Coast of East Africa. African Archaeological Review, 30 4: 427-453. doi:10.1007/s10437-013-9140-5

Author Shipton, C.
Helm, R.
Boivin, N.
Crowther, A.
Austin, P.
Fuller, D. Q.
Title Intersections, networks and the genesis of social complexity on the Nyali Coast of East Africa
Language of Title eng
Journal name African Archaeological Review   Check publisher's open access policy
Language of Journal Name eng
ISSN 0263-0338
Publication date 2013-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10437-013-9140-5
Volume 30
Issue 4
Start page 427
End page 453
Total pages 27
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 1204 Engineering Design
3302 Archaeology
Formatted abstract
This paper examines intersections between different societies occupying the Nyali Coast region of southern Kenya from the late first millennium ᴀᴅ to the mid-second millennium ᴀᴅ. We explore interaction between societies at three scales: between hunter-gatherers and farmers in the coastal hinterland, between the hinterland and the coast and between the coast and the wider Indian Ocean. The patterns indicate that local intersections in the hinterland between hunter-gatherers and farmers went hand-in-hand with both the emergence of larger settlements in the hinterland and on the coast, and participation in a pan-Indian Ocean trade network.

Ce document examine des intersections entre différentes sociétés occupant la région de côte de Nyali du Kenya méridional, à partir vers la fin de le premier millénium ap. J.-C. et le milieu du deuxième millénium ap. J.-C. Nous explorons l'interaction entre ces sociétés à trois échelles: entre les chasseur-ramasseurs et les fermiers dans l'intérieur; entre l'intérieur et la côte; et entre la côte et l'Océan Indien plus large. Les modèles indiquent que les intersections locales dans l'intérieur entre les chasseur-ramasseurs et les fermiers sont allées de pair avec l'apparition de plus grands établissment dans la région, et la participation à un réseau du commerce de l'Océan Indien.
Keyword Iron Age
Indian Ocean
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Abstract only in French.

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