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

Landscape and Interaction

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 explores the interplay between village and landscape in the context of medieval Bambuk through the results of an archaeological survey centered on Diouboye. Beginning with a review of the sampling strategy and methods deployed to record sites in this study area, the chapter then presents the spatial and material data for successive periods of occupation, including the results of surface mapping and test excavations at the Iron Age site of Baganafara and the Atlantic Era component of FAL-1075. When set against the ethnographic and historical background of the region outlined in Chapters 2-4, these data make it possible to “upstream” from the late-19th century landscape of culturally diverse villages under the rule of the Bundu almaamate to the medieval landscape of villages whose relational production in the land of Bambuk remains poorly known.

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Gokee, Cameron. Landscape and Interaction. Assembling the Village in Medieval Bambuk - An Archaeology of Interaction at Diouboye, Senegal. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 217-252 Jul 2016. ISBN 9781781790403. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24760. Date accessed: 16 Feb 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24760. Jul 2016

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