Environmental and Cultural Dynamics
in the West African Savanna

Environmental and Cultural Dynamics
in the West African Savanna

Environmental and Cultural Dynamics
in the West African Savanna

ISBN 978-3-89645-478-2

Environmental and Cultural Dynamics in the West African Savanna

Proceedings of the International Conference, Maiduguri, 4-8 March 2002

Edited by: Heinrich Thiemeyer, Gisela Seidensticker-Brikay †, Kyari Tijani †. With a preface by: Heinrich Thiemeyer. With contributions by: Mohammed Adam, W. Paul Adderley, Jörg Adelberger, Yagana Muhammad Aji, Alhaji Umar Bako, Heiko Balzerek, Umara Bulakarima, Bärbel Freyer, Werner Fricke †, Thomas Geider †, Detlef Gronenborn, Maren Gumnior, Musa Oluwaseyi Hambolu, Saliba B. James, Herrmann Jungraithmayr, Abba Kagu, Holger Kirscht, Rudolf Leger, Gilbert Malchau, Eldridge Mohammadou †, Kyari Mohammed, Iya Moussa, Yakubu Mukhtar, Bienvenu Denis Nizésété, Martin Zachary Njeuma, Jacob K. Nyanganji, Ian A. Simpson, Michel Tchotsoua, Ahmad Tela Baba †, Heinrich Thiemeyer, Kyari Tijani †, Anselme Wakponou, Ibrahim Maina Waziri, Birgitt Wiesmüller. Series edited by: Herrmann Jungraithmayr, Norbert Cyffer, Rainer Voßen.

Series: WeStu Westafrikanische Studien Volume 41

356 pp.
8 colour maps, 20 b/w maps and satellite pictures, 11 colour photos, 7 b/w photos, 8 colour graphs, 17 b/w graphs, 3 drawings, numerous tables and charts
Text language(s): English
Format: 170 x 240 mm
750 g
€ 69.80

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Introductory Papers

Kyari Tijani: Defining the state border in the lacustrine area of the Chad Basin

Herrmann Jungraithmayr / Rudolf Leger: Northeastern Nigeria – A unique linguistic laboratory

I Prehistory in the Chad Basin

Detlef Gronenborn: Historical archaeology in the Chad Basin – Past achievements and future prospects

Musa Oluwaseyi Hambolu: New data and insights into the Late Stone Age colonization of the southwest Chad Basin after the desiccation of the Sahara

Birgitt Wiesmüller: Late Stone Age and Iron Age settlement mounds in the firki clay plains south of Lake Chad

Bienvenu Denis Nizésété: Ancient metallurgy in north Cameroon: Technication rationalities – social context – magical and religious practices in iron production: A case study of Dii people in Adamaoua Province

II The Chad Basin as Human Meeting Point in History

Kyari Mohammed: Man and environment in Bornu – A historical account

Ibrahim Maina Waziri: Towards the dating of a migratory pattern in the Chad Basin – A case study of the Bolewa Fikka migration

Saliba B. James: Migration and culture contact in the Gongola Basin

Yakubu Mukhtar / Alhaji Umar Bako: The impact of environmental variables on the trade in hides and skins in colonial Borno (ca. 1902-1960)

Jörg Adelberger: The colonial subjugation of the Muri Mountains and adjacent regions in northern Nigeria – A preliminary account

III Environmental Dynamics and Language

Umara Bulakarima: From the legendary Sau – The existence of Chadic traits among the Kanuri

Eldridge Mohammadou: Jarawan Bantu expansion from the eastern upper Benue Basin, ca. 1700-1750

Ahmed Tela Baba: The variety of West Hausa in the multilingual environment of Gashua

IV Society and Politics in the Chad Basin

Bärbel Freyer: Attempts at community formation – The Igbo at Lake Chad

Martin Zachary Njeuma: The Lake Chad Basin Commission in West and Central African political culture

V Cultural Dynamism, Language, Literature

Thomas Geider: Kanuri oral literature and its regional and world literary interconnectedness in cultural-historical perspective

VI Environmental Changes, Water and Landmass

Heinrich Thiemeyer / Maren Gumnior: Holocene fluvial dynamics and sediment sequences of the Komadugu Yobe and Gana river system, NE Nigeria

Jacob K. Nyanganji: The morphology of the Ngadda Basin in Borno State, NE Nigeria

Abba Kagu/ Yagana Muhammad Aji: Effects of Alao Dam on some socio-economic activities of women in Jere Bowl (downstream of River Ngadda), NE Nigeria

VII Climatic Change, Dynamics of Land Use and Agricultural Adaptation

Anselme Wakponou: Physical conditions and socio-economic and cultural mutation in the Chad plain in extreme north Cameroon

Michel Tchotsoua / Iya Moussa: Indicators of the Adamaoua Plateau (Cameroon) landscape dynamics

W. Paul Adderley / Holger Kirscht / Ian A. Simpson / Mohammed Adam: Agrarian resource use by Kanuri and Shuwa Arab peoples in the Kala-Balge region, NE Nigeria – Perspectives of traditional field system management

VIII The Nigerian Savanna: Gombe and Adamaoua

Werner Fricke: The Nigerian savanna: Gombe and Adamaoua – Signs of an unbalanced development

Heiko Balzerek: Achievements and problems in the evolution of urban centres in the Nigerian savanna – Case study of Gombe

Gilbert Malchau: From world market back to internal markets – Dynamics of agriculture in the hinterland of Gombe and rural areas in southern Nigeria

Under these links you will find further publications that originated in the context of the Collaborative Research Center 268 Kulturentwicklung und Sprachgeschichte in der westafrikanischen Savanne of the universities of Frankfurt am Main/Germany and Maiduguri/Nigeria and studies of ecosystems in Africa:

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