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Early State Formation in Central Madagascar

An Archaeological Survey of Western Avaradrano

Edited by Henry T. Wright

Subjects: Archaeology, African Studies
Series: Memoirs
Paperback : 9780915703630, 311 pages, 8.5 x 11, January 2007
Ebook : 9781951519834, 329 pages, 8.5 x 11, April 2020
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Description

Distant Madagascar, the island at the end of the world, has many lessons to teach. The ancestors of the Malagasy people established themselves at least 1500 years ago. Again and again since their arrival, the Malagasy have created new kinds of political communities. This study concerns archaeological survey and excavations in the indigenous state of Imerina in the central highlands.