TITLE

THE NOK OF NIGERIA

PUB. DATE
April 2013
SOURCE
Digging Stick;Apr2013, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the Nok civilisation, which was named by British archaeologist Bernard Fagg in 1943 after travelling across central Nigeria and discovering various terracotta figurines which he dated to around 440 BC to AD 200 using the radiocarbon-dating technique. The discovery surpassed the known existence of such societies in West Africa. It discusses how the Nok created Africa's earliest sculptural tradition outside Egypt, as written by Frank Willett in his survey of African art.
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87966387

 

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