Tracking ancient settlements development in Africa

Tracking ancient settlements development in Africa
Series: Discussion Papers
Genre: Urban Design
Publisher: African Urban Institute
Publication Year: 2017
Format: PDF

The history of ancient settlements in Africa is often a contested among historians and archaeologists. Most of the history regarding ancient settlements is not available, when it is available it is often subject to distortions. Ancient settlements as symbols of civilisation, faces a legitimacy crisis as many groups try to claim or discredit ownership of the development.

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Archimedes Muzenda

Archimedes Muzenda is an urbanist who researches on urban development and land use planning in Sub Saharan Africa. His thematic areas of research include new towns development, urban redevelopment, urban transport and regional integration. He is a Senior Research Associate at the African Urban Institute.