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dc.contributor.advisorDavid, Nicholas C.
dc.contributor.authorGabrilopoulos, Nick
dc.coverage.spatial200000892en
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-29T22:15:53Z
dc.date.available2005-07-29T22:15:53Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.citationGabrilopoulos, N. (1995). Ethnoarchaeology of the Tallensi compound (Upper East Region, Ghana) (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/13537en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/29920
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 185-201.en
dc.description.abstractArchaeologists frequently excavate houses, but the underlying dynamics of house form and domestic organization are little understood in traditional societies. To address this, ethnoarchaeological fieldwork was conducted among the Tallensi of the Upper East Region of Ghana, focusing on compounds and their spatial organization. The goal is to identify factors pertaining to the built environment, be they physical, social or ideological. Interviews ascertained Tallensi conceptions of the built environment, and direct observations of compound design, social structure, variability and the use of space were made. Comparative observations of compounds of neighboring ethnic groups served to identify features unique to the Tallensi. A model of occupant vigilance and surveillance is proposed to account for Tallensi compound form and layout. This and other identified processes governing the spatial logic of compound design and use will inform archaeologists on the interpretation of similarly constituted settlements.
dc.format.extentxiv, 201 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccDT 510.43 T35 G33 1995en
dc.subject.lcshTallensi (African people) - Dwellings
dc.subject.lcshEthnoarchaeology - Ghana
dc.subject.lcshEthnology - Ghana
dc.titleEthnoarchaeology of the Tallensi compound (Upper East Region, Ghana)
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/13537
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineArchaeology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccDT 510.43 T35 G33 1995en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 973 520538283


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.