Assembling the Village in Medieval Bambuk - An Archaeology of Interaction at Diouboye, Senegal - Cameron Gokee

Assembling the Village in Medieval Bambuk - An Archaeology of Interaction at Diouboye, Senegal - Cameron Gokee

A Medieval Mosaic in the Western Sudan

Assembling the Village in Medieval Bambuk - An Archaeology of Interaction at Diouboye, Senegal - Cameron Gokee

Cameron Gokee [+-]
Appalachian State University
Cameron Gokee is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University. His research focuses on the interplay between village communities and historical landscapes in the Senegambia region of West Africa.

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This chapter outlines the scales of analysis and evidentiary sources that inform the study of the Western Sudan during the 9-15th century medieval era, while at the same time examining the murky views of Bambuk perpetuated in this historiography. Drawing on the relational concept of a mosaic, the chapter then sketches the cultural traditions, historical processes, and institutions—subsistence regimes, craft economies, trade networks, and Islam—that shaped, and were shaped by, interregional interactions across the Western Sudan. The result is a macroscalar frame for the archaeological study of relations intersecting in the village communities of medieval Bambuk.

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Gokee, Cameron. A Medieval Mosaic in the Western Sudan. Assembling the Village in Medieval Bambuk - An Archaeology of Interaction at Diouboye, Senegal. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 23-42 Jul 2016. ISBN 9781781790403. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24750. Date accessed: 16 Feb 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24750. Jul 2016

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