"The Search for Takrur" by Roderick McIntosh

The Search for Takrur Archaeological Excavations and Reconnaissance along the Middle Senegal Valley Roderick McIntosh, Susan Keech McIntosh, Hamady Bocoum

Yale University Publications in Anthropology
Publication date:
The Yale Peabody Museum
584 pages: 248 x 171mm
266 illus.


An authoritative summary of the results of the archaeological excavations in the middle Senegal River valley, site of the ancient African Empire of Takrur.

A summary of archaeological discoveries in the middle Senegal River valley, this authoritative volume presents new data on iron production, population settlement, and environmental change on the site of the ancient West African empire of Takrur, the first kingdom south of the Sahara mentioned by medieval Arab chroniclers. This authoritative volume should prove of great value to students of archaeology, anthropology, and African history, as well as to climatologists, geomorphologists, and ecologists.

Roderick J. McIntosh is professor of anthropology at Yale University. Susan Keech McIntosh is the Herbert S. Autry Professor of Anthropology at Rice University.  Hamady Bocoum is director of the the Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire at Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal.