The Indian connection: an assessment of Hromnik's' Indo-Africa'

Hall, M and Borland, CH 1982, 'The Indian connection: an assessment of Hromnik's' Indo-Africa'' , The South African Archaeological Bulletin, 37 (136) , pp. 75-80.

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In this paper, we assess critically a recent publication that seeks to attribute most developments in the later prehistory of southern Africa to Indian gold-seekers. We show that the book has all the characteristics of 'cult archaeology', resurrecting the prejudices of the nineteenth century and dismissing modern African studies with contempt. 'Indo-Africa' is examined in depth in the belief that it is more profitable to attack than to ignore such publications.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Subjects / Themes > G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > DT Africa
Memory, Text and Place
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > No Research Centre
Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: The South African Archaeological Bulletin
Publisher: South African Archaeological Society
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0038-1969
Depositing User: AL Sherwin
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2009 09:20
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:12

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