September 9, 2022

The Essence of Stone Monuments In Eritrea´s Antiquity

By Abraham Zerai
The comprehension of social relations through the window of monumentality features one of the key aspects of archaeological studies. The presence of monumental features and particularly monumental tombs and ceremonial structures in the landscape help archaeologists understand the organization of social landscapes in archaeology. These studies provide insight into subsistence, domestic economy, and mobility. Monumental structures also appear to lend themselves more readily to discussions about social relations, as spaces of social inclusion and exclusion, large-scale exchanges of concentrating resources, or containers of social markers.The northern Horn of Africa is a juncture of major crossroads in antiquity where a cultural history without a hiatus delimits the dynamism of the past in the region.

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