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The Journal of African Archaeology is an international peer-reviewed periodical appearing half-yearly since 2003. It publishes original papers addressing recent research and developments in African archaeology and related disciplines. The journal's main purpose is to provide scholars and students with a new pan-African forum for discussing relevant topics on the cultural dynamics of past African societies.

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Vol. 10 (1) 2012

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Vers une réduction des préjugés et la fonte des antagonismes: un bilan de l'expansion de la métallurgie du fer en Afrique sud-saharienne

Journal of African Archaeology, Volume 10 (1), 2012, pages 71-84, DOI 10.3213/2191-5784-10205

Résumé
L'ouvrage d'E. Zangato publié en 2007 sur le site fouillé d'Oboui en Centrafrique est relu et annoté. Ceci permet de souligner une série d'incertitudes qui restent sur les données archéologiques proposées dans le Journal of African Archaeology en 2010 afin d'étayer une date très haute pour les débuts de la métallurgie du fer au Sud du Sahara. Un survol complet des éléments chronologiques disponibles pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest, l'Afrique Centrale et l'Afrique de l'Est, aboutit à placer après 800 cal BC les éléments les plus solides pour les débuts de la métallurgie du fer. En outre, des réflexions importantes sont apportées concernant, entre autres, la fiabilité des dates radiocarbones, la finesse requise lors des fouilles archéologiques, les problèmes de stratigraphie.

Abstract
E. Zangato's 2007 book on the Oboui archaeological site in the Central African Republic has been read and commented. This contextualised reading leads to questioning some of the data published in the Journal of African Archaeology in 2010. At that time a very old date for the earliest iron smelting south of the Sahara was suggested. However, a detailed examination of chronological data from West, Central and East Africa leads one to date the more robust evidence for the start of iron smelting after 800 cal BC. Furthermore, important ideas are brought up, amongst others, about the reliability of radiocarbon dating, the required degree of accuracy during archaeological field work and problems of stratigraphy.




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