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

In Search of Bambuk

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 narrows in on the regional landscape of Upper Senegal from the past few centuries to develop a context-specific framework for mapping relations between Diouboye and its neighbors along the Falemme River. After describing the physical geography and climate history of Upper Senegal, the history of this region is summarized in terms of cultural groups living there today, while also exploring the ways in which social institutions and identities may have themselves been negotiated at multiple scales. The result is a history of Upper Senegal that foregrounds the social production of local village communities in relation to people, things, and places across the landscape.

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Gokee, Cameron. In Search of Bambuk. Assembling the Village in Medieval Bambuk - An Archaeology of Interaction at Diouboye, Senegal. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 43-59 Jul 2016. ISBN 9781781790403. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24751. Date accessed: 16 Feb 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24751. Jul 2016

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