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In what ways is Archaeological study and analysis done?

In what ways is Archaeological study and analysis done?

The Archaeologist studies what evidence remains of the material culture of a people’s past. Activities of prehistoric people are reconstructed from various evidence, e.g. traces of weapons and tools they used, clothing, bones, earthworks, dwelling-places, etc. Concepts or understanding of a people’s civilization at the time the artifacts were in use are formulated. E.g. hunting …

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How do archaeologists and paleontologists discover historical sites?

How do archaeologists and paleontologists discover historical sites?

They look for areas where faulting or erosion have occurred, exposing surfaces that may give some clues to the point of finding fossils and artifacts. Sometimes they have to dig deep to find physical remains. Identification or differentiation of the physical features of an area from those of the ground in places around. For example, …

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Why did Seyid Said transfer his capital (operational base) from Muscat to Zanzibar in 1840?

Why did Seyid Said transfer his capital (operational base) from Muscat to Zanzibar in 1840?

Zanzibar supported his effort to capture Mombasa. Zanzibar was good and pleasant, with a good climate, unlike Muscat, which was hot and dry. Zanzibar had good (deep-water) harbors in which ships could anchor. Her water was also clean. He wanted to control Indian Ocean trade and the towns of the east African coast. Zanzibar‟s position …

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FACTORS THAT LED TO THE DECLINE OF AKAMBA DOMINANCE IN LONG-DISTANCE TRADE

factors that led to the decline of Akamba dominance in Long Distance trade

the communities in East Africa which participated in the long distance trade in the 19th century. . The Akamba, Mijikenda, Nyamwezi, Khartoumers, Waswahili, Yao, Arabs Baganda. What led to the decline of Akamba dominance in Long Distance trade? Loss of trading partners such as the Aembu and the Agikuyu due to Oromo raids. British colonization, …

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Reasons why devolved governments were established in Kenya

Reasons why devolved governments were established in Kenya

The following are reasons why devolved governments were established in Kenya. They were established as a means of promoting democratic and accountable exercise of power. To Foster national unity by recognizing diversity. To give powers of self-governance to the people and enhance the participation of the people in the exercise of the powers of the …

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REASONS FOR THE COMING OF THE ARABS TO THE EAST AFRICAN COAST

REASONS FOR THE COMING OF THE ARABS TO THE EAST AFRICAN COAST

The following were the reasons for the coming of Arabs to the coast of East Africa TRADE It is noted that since time in memory there existed commercial relationship between Arabs and the people of E. African coast. At the coast, there existed tradable items like gold, ivory, agricultural parts etc which were got from …

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