Cultural Change in the Prehistory of Arid Africa

Cultural Change in the Prehistory of Arid Africa

ISBN 978-3-89645-092-0

Cultural Change in the Prehistory of Arid Africa

Perspectives of Archaeology and Linguistics

Edited by: Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig †. With contributions by: Marianne Bechhaus-Gerst, Gerrit J. Dimmendaal, Wilfrid H.G. Haacke, Friederike Jesse, Birgit Keding, Reinhard Klein-Arendt, Eileen Kose, Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig †, Jürgen Richter, Gerda Rossel, Rainer Voßen.

Series: SUGIA Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika, Volume 18

230 pp.
20 maps, 1 photo, 15 figures and overviews, 1 diagram, 5 tables
Text language(s): English
Format: 170 x 240 mm
590 g
€ 59.80

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Marianne Bechhaus-Gerst / Birgit Keding: Meat or Milk? Archaeological and Linguistic Evidence for the Peridynastic Use of Cattle in the Eastern Sahara

Gerrit J. Dimmendaal: Eastern Sudanic and the Wadi Howar and Wadi el Milk Diaspora

Wilfrid H.G. Haacke: Linguistic Hypotheses on the Origin of Namibian Khoekhoe Speakers

Friederike Jesse / Reinhard Klein-Arendt: Putting together Archaeology and Historical Linguistics – The Case of Pottery

Eileen Kose / Jürgen Richter: The Prehistory of the Kavango People

Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig: Linguistic Evidence of Cultural Change – The Case of the Rumanyo Speaking People in Northern Namibia

Gerda Rossel: The study of Ensete Crop History

Rainer Vossen: Languages of the Desert … and what they can tell us about the Economic History of Southern Africa

General Bibliography


Under these links you will find publications by the contributors and further ethnohistorical studies of southern Africa:

Accompanying material:



This volume gives us an excellent opportunity to look at the state of affairs in the language-and-history domain.

Maarten Kossmann in Journal of African Languages and Linguistics, 31/1, 2010, 109-114

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