NAMIB, the archaeology of an African desert

: Kinahan (J.)

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517pp., illus., maps, paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2020


First published in Namibia in 2020.

"This is the first ever full-length, comprehensive overview of the archaeology of the Namib Desert. Namib goes a long way toward reclaiming the history of the desert’s people from narrow empiricism and difficult-to-access specialised archaeological literature. It is a significant achievement." Peter Mitchell, FSA, Professor of African Archaeology, University of Oxford

"This is an exceptionally interesting synthesis of the entire historic and prehistoric sequence in the Namib. There is plenty of new data here, as well as a very coherent theory that holds it all together and turns the otherwise dry archaeological data into a compelling narrative." Professor Karim Sadr, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand

"This book presents a welcome synthesis of a vast body of information that spans the entire human occupation of the Namib Desert, in a fascinating ecological setting." Dr Erik Marsh, National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina

Independent Namibian scholar John Kinahan is an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Geography, Archaeology, and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand. He has worked in the Namib Desert for more than 40 years.