1. Interdisciplinary Reconstructions of Prehistory in Africa and Beyond.-
2. The Politics of Food Collection in South Central Africa.-
3. Commentary, Dialogue, & Supplemental Reading: South Central Africa.-
4. When did Feasting Emerge on the Eastern African Coast? New Perspectives from Historical Linguistics and Archaeology.-
5. Commentary, Dialogue, & Supplemental Reading: Eastern Africa Coast.-
Kathryn M. de Luna is an historian of early central Africa and Associate Professor of African History at Georgetown University. She is the author of Collecting Food, Cultivating People: Subsistence and Society in Central Africa (Yale, 2016) and co-editor with Ericka Albaugh of Tracing Language Movement in Africa (Oxford, 2018). Her current research focuses on the history of pyrotechnologies and the senses in early central Africa. Jeffrey Fleisher is an archaeologist of complex societies specializing on the Swahili coast of eastern Africa. His current research at the medieval site of Songo Mnara in Tanzania focuses on the use of open space with Swahili towns; he has worked to integrate historical linguistic data with archaeological materials from this site in order to interpret spatial activities. His previous research on Pemba Island, Tanzania focused on the ritual politics of consumption, addressing feasting practices and emergence of social power.