Thiemeyer / Seidensticker-Brikay / Tijani (eds.): Environmental and Cultural Dynamics in the West African Savanna [PDF]


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Proceedings of the International Conference, Maiduguri, 4-8 March 2002
Westafrikanische Studien Volume 41

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356 pp.
8 colour maps, 20 b/w maps and satellite pictures, 11 colour photos, 7 b/w photos, 8 colour graphs, 17 b/w graphs, 3 drawings, numerous tables and charts

Text language: English


Introductory Papers
Kyari Tijani: Defining the state border in the lacustrine area of the Chad Basin
Herrmann Jungraithmayr / Rudolf Leger: Northeastern Nigeria – A unique linguistic laboratory

I Prehistory in the Chad Basin
Detlef Gronenborn: Historical archaeology in the Chad Basin – Past achievements and future prospects
Musa Oluwaseyi Hambolu: New data and insights into the Late Stone Age colonization of the southwest Chad Basin after the desiccation of the Sahara
Birgitt Wiesmüller: Late Stone Age and Iron Age settlement mounds in the firki clay plains south of Lake Chad
Bienvenu Denis Nizésété: Ancient metallurgy in north Cameroon: Technication rationalities – social context – magical and religious practices in iron production: A case study of Dii people in Adamaoua Province

II The Chad Basin as Human Meeting Point in History
Kyari Mohammed: Man and environment in Bornu – A historical account
Ibrahim Maina Waziri: Towards the dating of a migratory pattern in the Chad Basin – A case study of the Bolewa Fikka migration
Saliba B. James: Migration and culture contact in the Gongola Basin
Yakubu Mukhtar / Alhaji Umar Bako: The impact of environmental variables on the trade in hides and skins in colonial Borno (ca. 1902-1960)
Jörg Adelberger: The colonial subjugation of the Muri Mountains and adjacent regions in northern Nigeria – A preliminary account

III Environmental Dynamics and Language
Umara Bulakarima: From the legendary Sau – The existence of Chadic traits among the Kanuri
Eldridge Mohammadou: Jarawan Bantu expansion from the eastern upper Benue Basin, ca. 1700-1750
Ahmed Tela Baba: The variety of West Hausa in the multilingual environment of Gashua

IV Society and Politics in the Chad Basin
Bärbel Freyer: Attempts at community formation – The Igbo at Lake Chad
Martin Zachary Njeuma: The Lake Chad Basin Commission in West and Central African political culture

V Cultural Dynamism, Language, Literature
Thomas Geider: Kanuri oral literature and its regional and world literary interconnectedness in cultural-historical perspective

VI Environmental Changes, Water and Landmass
Heinrich Thiemeyer / Maren Gumnior: Holocene fluvial dynamics and sediment sequences of the Komadugu Yobe and Gana river system, NE Nigeria
Jacob K. Nyanganji: The morphology of the Ngadda Basin in Borno State, NE Nigeria
Abba Kagu/ Yagana Muhammad Aji: Effects of Alao Dam on some socio-economic activities of women in Jere Bowl (downstream of River Ngadda), NE Nigeria

VII Climatic Change, Dynamics of Land Use and Agricultural Adaptation
Anselme Wakponou: Physical conditions and socio-economic and cultural mutation in the Chad plain in extreme north Cameroon
Michel Tchotsoua / Iya Moussa: Indicators of the Adamaoua Plateau (Cameroon) landscape dynamics
W. Paul Adderley / Holger Kirscht / Ian A. Simpson / Mohammed Adam: Agrarian resource use by Kanuri and Shuwa Arab peoples in the Kala-Balge region, NE Nigeria – Perspectives of traditional field system management

VIII The Nigerian Savanna: Gombe and Adamaoua
Werner Fricke: The Nigerian savanna: Gombe and Adamaoua – Signs of an unbalanced development
Heiko Balzerek: Achievements and problems in the evolution of urban centres in the Nigerian savanna – Case study of Gombe
Gilbert Malchau: From world market back to internal markets – Dynamics of agriculture in the hinterland of Gombe and rural areas in southern Nigeria

In further paper collections of our programme the results of the interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Center 268 at the Universities of Frankfurt am Main/Germany and Maiduguri/Nigeria have been published:

Rupert Kawka (ed.): From Bulamari to Yerwa to Metropolitan Maiduguri – Interdisciplinary Studies on the Capital of Borno State, Nigeria [PDF]
Dymitr Ibriszimow / Alhaji Maina Gimba (eds.): Bole Language and Documentation Unit, BOLDU Report I + II [PDF]
Norbert Cyffer / Thomas Geider (eds.): Advances in Kanuri Scholarship [PDF]

Under these links you will find further studies featuring the conceptualization of space, (e)motion, nature, environment, water and rain in Africa:

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