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Publication Date: 1996
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
Gao in Mali is situated near the northern bend of the Niger river in the western Sahel; it was of prime importance in the spread of Islam and trans-Saharan contacts and trade. This volume reviews the results of archaeological survey and excavation in the region, including the author's own fieldwork; the spread of Islam is considered from the archaeological evidence and for its effect on the political and social structures of the region.Issoll, Timothy is the author of 'Islam, Archaeology and History: The Gao Region of Mali, AD 900-1250 (Bar International)', published 1996 under ISBN 9780860548324 and ISBN 0860548325.