Table of Contents:
Part I. Introduction. Introducing African archaeology -- Part II. Doing African archaeology : theory, method, practice -- Part III. Becoming human -- Part IV. Hunters, gatherers, and intensifiers : the diversity of African foragers -- Part V. Food for thought : the archaeology of African pastoralist and farming communities -- Part VI. Power, prestige, and consumption : African towns and states and their neighbours -- Part VII. African societies and the modern world system.