Early Iron Age Burials from Equatorial Guinea: The Sites of Corisco Island

In: Journal of African Archaeology
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  • 1 Heritage Laboratory, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
  • 2 Department of Prehistory, University of Barcelona
  • 3 Institució Milà i Fontanals, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

During a survey undertaken on the Island of Corisco, also known as Mandji (Equatorial Guinea), in 2009, several sites of the Early and Late Iron Age were recorded. The most spectacular discoveries are three burial sites, the largest of which has yielded several intact tombs with many artefacts (axes, spears, anklets, bracelets, complete pots) radiocarbon dated to 410–640 cal AD. Objects, structures and ritual activities are similar to those documented in Early Iron Age cemeteries in Cameroon in recent years. The new data from Corisco contribute to change the image of the early iron-using societies in Equatorial Africa.

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