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A deposit of Kilwa-type coins from Songo Mnara, Tanzania
A deposit of coins was recovered during excavations at Songo Mnara, Tanzania, containing over 300 copper Kilwa-type coins. This is the first deposit or hoard of these coins found in a well defined archaeological context ...
Coins in Context: Local Economy, Value and Practice on the East African Swahili Coast
Coinage occupies an unusual position in archaeological research. Thriving scholarship on numismatics and monetary history ensures that the objects themselves are well-studied, often seen as an indication of chronology and ...
When Did the Swahili Become Maritime?
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015)
In this article, we examine an assumption about the historic Swahili of the eastern African coast: that they were a maritime society from their beginnings in the first millennium C.E. Based on historical and archaeological ...
Reconstructing Asian faunal introductions to eastern Africa from multi-proxy biomolecular and archaeological datasets
(Public Library of Science, 2017)
Human-mediated biological exchange has had global social and ecological impacts. In sub-Saharan Africa, several domestic and commensal animals were introduced from Asia in the pre-modern period; however, the timing and ...