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Sorotomo: A Forgotten Malian Capital?

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K. MacDonald ,

UCL Institute of Archaeology, GB
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S. Camara,

ISHML
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S. Canós,

UCL Institute of Archaeology, GB
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N. Gestrich,

UCL Institute of Archaeology, GB
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D. Keita

Université de Bamako, ML
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Abstract

Sorotomo is one of Mali's largest tell sites and is connected by varied sources to the Empire (AD c.1235–1450). Unlike the majority of urban sites thus far investigated along the Middle Niger, it is associated by oral traditions with political power and military might, rather than with commercial networks. In 2006 and 2009/10 the authors conducted initial excavations at Sorotomo providing a dated occupational sequence and other evidence which have facilitated a fresh consideration of the possible historic role of the site.
How to Cite: MacDonald, K., Camara, S., Canós, S., Gestrich, N. and Keita, D., 2011. Sorotomo: A Forgotten Malian Capital?. Archaeology International, 13, pp.52–64. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/ai.1315
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  Published on 22 Oct 2011

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