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Title: Some Indigenous Knowledge Systems in parts of Central Nigeria
Authors: Ogundele, Samuel Oluwole
Keywords: Central Nigeria;Ethnography;Oral traditions;Archaeology;Granaries;Traditional storage structures;Traditional cultivation;Traditional houses
Issue Date: Jan-2006
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl.7: A01G1/00, A01F1/00, A01F13/00
Abstract: The paper deals with the mechanisms (social and technological), responsible for landscape transformation through time among the Tiv, Ungwai and Gwari of Central Nigeria. The research methods adopted are enshrined in oral history, ethnography and archaeology. The methods have enabled to develop an understanding and appreciation of such cultural traits or knowledge systems as architecture, building and subsistence practices particularly soil conservation. Research findings have also revealed that despite the fact that the peoples are located in the same Guinea Savanna zone, they differ to some degree, in terms of spatial behaviour and ecological adaptation. It seems that this development is connected to their different social values as well as histories. It is against this backdrop that research gains its relevance as a crossroads of social value systems, histories and ecology.
Page(s): 108-113
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.05(1) [January 2006]

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