Research materials, including links to descriptions of materials we’ve recovered and which are still being analyzed, plus further reading.


(In progress)

Bibliography (pdf)

Short research bibliography of rice-related literature for highland Madagascar. Also see below


Description and images of some of the materials we’ve recovered from Ambohidahy

Selected bibliography

ABÉ,Y.1984. Le riz et la riziculture àMadagascar. Une étude sur le complexe rizicole d’Imerina. Paris, CNRS.

ANDRIANAIVOARIVONY, R. 2003. Malagasy technologies of water management: the role of heritage and traditional knowledge. Michigan Discussions in Anthropology14, 7–17.

BLOCH, M.1971. Placing the dead: tombs, ancestral villages and kinship organization in Madagascar, vol. 1. Academic Press.

BOIVIN, N., A. CROWTHER, R. HELM & D.Q. FULLER 2013. East Africa and Madagascar in the Indian Ocean world. Journal of World Prehistory26, 213–281.

CALLET,R.P. 1908. Tantaran’ny Andriana eto Madagascar. Tananarive: Académie Malgache. 1974. Histoire des Rois (Tantaran’ny andriana).

CIOLINA,F. 1946. Hydraulique agricole et riziculture à Madagascar. Journal d’agriculture traditionnelle et de botanique appliquée26, 405–422.

CROSSLAND, Z., G. SODIKOFF AND W. GRIFFIN (eds) 2003. Michigan Discussions in Anthropology: Lova/Inheritance: Past and Present in Madagascar.

CROWTHER, A., L. LUCAS, R. HELM, ET AL. 2016. Ancient crops provide first archaeological signature of the westward Austronesian expansion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences113, 6635–6640.

INSTITUTE DE CIVILISATIONS 2004. Le Riz, Don du Ciel, Sel de la Terre. Recueil de mythes, de contes, de proverbes et vestiges archéologiques sur le riz à Madagascar. Antananarivo: Institut de Civilisations, Musee d’Art et d’Archaeologie.

JUMELLE,H.& H.PERRIER DE LA BATHIE 1911. Hydraulique et amélioration agricoles: étude sur l’hydraulique et les améliorations foncières àMadagascar. Bulletin Economique (Madagascar)11, 81–100.

KUS, S. & V.RAHARIJAONA 2015. The “Dirty”Material and Symbolic Work of “State”Building in Madagascar: From Indigenous State-Crafting to Indigenous Empire Building to External Colonial Imposition and Indigenous Insurrection, 99–227. New York: Springer.

DE LAULANIÉ, H. 2003. Le Riz à Madagascar: Un dèveloppement en dialogue avec les paysans. Antananarivo: KARTHALA.

LE BOURDIEC, F. 1974. Hommes et Paysages du Riz à Madagascar: Étude de Géographie Humaine. Association des géographes de Madagascar.Antananarivo: FTM.

MATHER,K.A.,J.MOLINA,J.M.FLOWERS,ET AL. 2010. Migration, isolation and hybridization in island crop populations: the case of Madagascar rice. Molecular ecology19, 4892–4905.

RADIMILAHY, C. 1998. Mahilaka, vol. 15. (Studies in African Archaeology). Uppsala, Sweden: Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University.

RADIMILAHY, C.M. and CROSSLAND, Z., 2015. Situating Madagascar: Indian Ocean dynamics and archaeological histories. Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, 50(4), 495-518.

RAKOTOVOLOLONA, H.S.1994. Ankadivory: Temoin d’une culture de l’Imerina Ancien. Taloha 12, 7–24.

RASAMUEL, D.2007. Fanongoavana, une Capitale Princière Malgache du XIVe siècle. Paris: Quae, Versailles.

RASOARIFETRA, B. 2005. Esthétique et symbolisme des perles àmadagascar. Etudes Océan indien37, 207–224.

RAZAFIARIVONY, M. 1995. Le riz, un aspect de l’identite culturelle Malgache en question. In Cultures of Madagascar: Ebb and Flow of Influence(eds) S. Evers & M. Spindler, 237–247. Leiden: International Institute for Asian Studies.

ROBERTSHAW, P.,B. RASOARIFETRA, M. WOOD, ET AL. 2006. Chemical analysis of glass beads from Madagascar. Journal of African Archaeology4, 91–109.

WRIGHT,H.T.(ed) 2007. Early State Formation in Central Madagascar. An Archaeological Survey of Western Avaradrano. (Musuem of Anthropology Memoirs 43). Ann Arbor: Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan.

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