9781107196995-110719699X-Trade in the Ancient Sahara and Beyond (Trans-Saharan Archaeology)

Trade in the Ancient Sahara and Beyond (Trans-Saharan Archaeology)

ISBN-13: 9781107196995
ISBN-10: 110719699X
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 466 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781107196995
ISBN-10: 110719699X
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 466 pages

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Saharan trade has been much debated in modern times, but the main focus of interest remains the medieval and early modern periods, for which more abundant written sources survive. The pre-Islamic origins of Trans-Saharan trade have been hotly contested over the years, mainly due to a lack of evidence. Many of the key commodities of trade are largely invisible archaeologically, being either of high value like gold and ivory, or organic like slaves and textiles or consumable commodities like salt. However, new research on the Libyan people known as the Garamantes and on their trading partners in the Sudan and Mediterranean Africa requires us to revise our views substantially. In this volume experts re-assess the evidence for a range of goods, including beads, textiles, metalwork and glass, and use it to paint a much more dynamic picture, demonstrating that the pre-Islamic Sahara was a more connected region than previously thought.

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