ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF OLD RIMAYE: A PRELIMINARY REPORT
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Keywords

Old Rimaye
Kankya
Excavation
Archaeology
Hausaland
Nigeria

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Abubakar Abdulqadir Muhammad. (2017). ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF OLD RIMAYE: A PRELIMINARY REPORT. Al-Mahram International Journal, 9(1), 161 - 188. Retrieved from http://journals.unimaid.edu.ng/index.php/almahram/article/view/82

Abstract

The Archaeology of Hausa land has often received less attention compared with the rest of the regions of Nigeria. Most of the groundbreaking researches and spectacular discoveries over time have come from early works of colonial and post-independence anthropologists/archaeologists. This paper thus is a modest contribution to the vast archaeology of the geographical and cultural space known as Hausa land. This preliminary archaeological report examines the peopling and economy of the Old Rimaye site. This author opines that like most settlements in this region, Old Rimaye was sited strategically along an intra-regional trade route on the highly fertile river valley of River Karaduwa by grain merchants, iron smelters/blacksmiths, clothe weavers, and dyers

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