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dc.contributor.authorBoone, James L.
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-22T22:39:36Z
dc.date.available2011-08-22T22:39:36Z
dc.date.issued1990-09
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Anthropologist, Vol. 92, No. 3 (Sep., 1990), pp. 630-646en_US
dc.identifier.issn0002-7294
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/13059
dc.description.abstractThe study of complex societies, especially those with documentary sources, provides an unparalleled opportunity for the archeologist to contribute to an understanding both of the past and of contemporary society. We argue that available documentary sources for early North African state societies can be effectively combined with anthropological insight to formulate interpretive models to derive more meaning from the archeological record. The illustration we provide comes from early Islamic North Africa. We postulate that during the Medieval period two widely different sociopolitical contexts existed, giving rise to diverse urban patterns. Most importantly, we argue that the second of these patterns represents a widespread situation that is inadequately treated in the literature.en_US
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dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_US
dc.subjectcomplex societyen_US
dc.subjectIslamen_US
dc.subjectMedieval Moroccoen_US
dc.subjectNorth Africaen_US
dc.subjectUrban developmenten_US
dc.titleArcheological and Historical Approaches to Complex Societies: The Islamic States of Medieval Morrocoen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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