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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. 3 (2) 2005

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N. Rupp, J. Ameje & P. Breunig

New Studies on the Nok Culture of Central Nigeria

Journal of African Archaeology, Vol. 3 (2), 2005, pages 283-290, DOI 10.3213/1612-1651-10056


Abstract
A brief report is given on preliminary results of a study dedicated to the Nok Culture of Central Nigeria. The Nok Culture is mainly known by its terracottas which represent the earliest figurative art in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the context of the art remains almost completely unknown. For this reason our study was focussed on settlement sites. It resulted in promising discoveries which need to be investigated in more detail in the future.

Résumé
Nous présentons ici un bref résumé des résultats préliminaires d'une étude consacrée à la culture Nok du Nigéria central. La culture Nok est surtout connue pour son art qui constitue l'art figuratif des temps les plus reculés de l'Afrique subsaharienne. Cependant le contexte dans lequel s'est développé cet art reste presque totalement inconnu. C'est pourquoi nous avons centré notre étude sur les sites peuplés. Il en résulte des découvertes prometteuses qu'il faudra, à l'avenir, approfondir de façon plus détaillée.




Keywords: Nigeria, Nok Culture, settlement, terracotta sculptures


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