Progress in the Durbi Takusheyi Burial Project.

  • Author: Detlef Gronenborn, James Ameje & Tom Fenn
  • Topic: 1000 to 2000 BP,Buildings, towns and states
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Related Congress: 13th Congress, Dakar

The burial site of Durbi Takusheyi constitutes a major archaeological landmark in northern Nigeria but also a historic one as these monuments may be seen as the material representation of the foundation of Hausa identity. Interred during the 13th/14th century AD the accompanying goods reflect a strong indigenous component but are also supplemented by an external component which indicates contact networks deep into the Islamic Near East.

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