Red Gold of Africa
Copper in Precolonial History and Culture
The classic history of copper working and use throughout AfricaA finalist for the 1985 Herskovits Prize
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""Red Gold of Africa" is a sensitive piece of scholarship, an important addition to the literature for those who seek understanding of culture through its material and technological rendition." "Technology and Culture"" "Eugenia W. Herbert addresses the subject from a multidisciplinary perspective, examining technology, history, oral tradition, economics, symbolic anthropology, and archaeology." "American Historical Review"" ""Red Gold of Africa" is researched with a depth of scholarship that will leave future historians green with envy. It is also written with a literary eloquence which makes each new idea a joy to savor. The judgements are made with humane detachment and cool humor to enhance their persuasive force. The book is a masterpiece." J"ournal of African History""