Cross River monoliths. by Philip Allison

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Published by Dept. of Antiquities, Federal Republic of Nigeria in [Lagos] .

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  • Ethnology -- Nigeria -- Ogoja Province,
  • Sculpture -- Ogoja Province, Nigeria

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ContributionsNigeria. Dept. of Antiquities
LC ClassificationsGN653 A79
The Physical Object
Number of Pages44
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Open LibraryOL19007862M

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Description. Numbering about in total, the monoliths are between and metres (1 and 6 feet) high, and are laid out in some 30 circles located around Alok in the Ikom area of Cross River Cross River was divided, it now belongs to Akwa Ibom State. The monoliths are phallic in form and some feature stylized faces as well as decorative patterns and inscriptions.

With two appendices and a map. (inDr. Ivor Miller and Dr. Abu Edet (both at Cross River monoliths. book Department of History and International Studies, University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria) reported about the precarious state of most of the circa ancient stone monoliths (known as akwanshi) still remaining in Nigeria's Cross River State.

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Federal Department of Antiquities. Cross River monoliths [Philip Allison] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Philip Allison. In OctoberFactum Foundation for Digital Technology in Conservation travelled to Cross-River State in Eastern Nigeria, collaborating with the Trust for African Rock Art (TARA) and the University of Calabar (UNICAL) on a project aimed at exploring, documenting and raising awareness of the Bakor monoliths, also known as the ‘Cross River’ or ‘Ikom’ monoliths.

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monoliths and sacred place or groove like the Cross River region. SEARCH AND RESEARCH The archaeology of stone culture in ancient Cross River region, the atal akwanshi of the Cross River Region, from its construction by those long forgotten until its recovery had only one purpose.

What was it. How. Earlier this year, Dr. Ivor Miller and Dr. Abu Edet (both at the Department of History and International Studies, University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria) reported about the precarious state of most of the circa ancient stone monoliths (known as akwanshi) still remaining in Nigeria’s Cross River State.

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Top international reviews/5(8). The body of inscriptions on the monoliths of Ikom is a lost form of writing Professor Catherine Acholonu conducted a research on the monoliths and published her work in the book; The Gram Code of African Adam in Cross River Monoliths: in critical danger of total destruction Text and photographs () by Dr.

Ivor Miller and Dr. Abu Edet, Department of History and International Studies, University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria Nlul monolith site, January Problem: Cross River State, Nigeria is home to some ancient carved monoliths, widely.

Cross River State is famous for such attractive tourism sites as Obudu Cattle Ranch or Obudu Mountain Resort, Tinapa Business Resort (one of the swimming pools is infested with algae, tadpoles.

A report from the Factum Foundation - Cross River Monoliths: Metropolitan Fragment, Conference and Site Visits - describes its collaborative effort with the Trust for African Rock Art (TARA) and the University of Calabar (UNICAL) in March to preserve the Cross River monoliths developed through two significant milestones in the project: the photogrammetric recording of the top half of a.

Geography. Cross River State derives its name from the Cross River which passes through the state. It is a coastal state located in the Niger Delta region, and occup square kilometers. It shares boundaries with Benue State to the north, Ebonyi and Abia States to the west, to the east by Cameroon Republic and to the south by Akwa-Ibom and the Atlantic rank: 19th of Ikom Monoliths of Cross River State.

Ikom, Nigeria. World Monuments Watch. The Ikom Monoliths are more than upright, carved stones in the Ikom area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Varying in height from one to two meters, many of the monoliths are grouped in circles facing each other.

While the images and texts carved on the monoliths. Cross River monoliths: destruction, theft and international sales Text and photographs () by Dr.

Ivor Miller and Dr. Abu Edet, Department of History and International Studies, University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria email: [email protected]; [email protected]   The book details her research on the Ikom Monoliths of Cross River State, Nigeria.

She argues that these stones inscriptions were made by the common ancestors of. History and Culture of the Upper Cross River. Jaja, E. Erim, Bassey W. Andah. Harris, - Cross River Basin (Cameroon and Nigeria) - pages. The Ikom Monoliths are a group of stone sculptures found in small area around Ikom in Cross River State of Nigeria, inhabited by Ekoi people who live in scattered villages.

The stone monoliths are. Akwasnshi/Atal as the monolith is called among the Ejagham people of the Cross River State is distributed among over" thirty communities. In each community, the stones are found in circles, sometimes perfect circles, facing each other standing erect, except where they have been tampered with by weather or man.

The total numbers of monoliths is now thought to be less than about Some monoliths found their way out of the country and can now be found in major museums.

Experts believe that some of the stones might be as old as 1, years of age. The Cross River is. In and Allison surveyed the Cross River monoliths (known locally as Akwanshi) in Eastern Nigeria, recording carved stones found within an area of square miles along the Middle Cross River, and the results of this work were published in Cross River Monoliths in River region and beyond.

In the middle Cross River region, women perform masquerades in full-body costumes in addition to other types of masquerades with “open face” s, tates of complete undress, and/or the “full reveal” 1 Today most people utilize road transporta-tion, but fishing and travel by boat are still part of life along the.

In his book Cross River Natives (), he identified their presence within the Ikom area. However, it was Allison Philip, a British-colonial forestry specialist, who conducted the first organized research on the monoliths in the late s.

Based upon conclusions derived from archaeology in the area, Eyo Ekpo, director of Nigeria’s. Considered by many to be the cradle of civilization, Africa is just beginning to yield some of its archeological secrets to our modern age. As recently as the early s, carved stone boulders or monoliths where discovered at 39 ritual sites in an area northwest of Ikom in the Cross River area, which spans the border between southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon.

Get print book. No eBook available Harris, - Cross River Basin (Cameroon and evidence excavations festival forest Government Area groups hinterland Ibadan Ibibio Igbo Ikom languages linguistic Lower Cross River Mbembe middle Cross River monoliths Ngbeke Nicklin Nnam Northrup Nsadop Nselle Nsibidi Ntoon Oban Oban hills Obubra Obudu.

Carlson’s Nsibidi, Gender, and Literacy: the Art of the Bakor-Ejagham, Cross River State (). Carlson’s extensive fieldwork among the Bakor Ejagham people dealt with funerary sculptures, monoliths, masquerades, body and calabash decorations Author: Kwekudee.

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You might have recognized the name from its affiliations with the prized gorillas. Helen Vesperini’s article “Nigeria’s Answer to Stonehenge” was inspired by the inclusion of Nigeria’s Cross River Monoliths (Ikom monoliths) in the World Monument Fund’s Watch List of Most Endangered Sites.

But whereas the WMF listing of the monoliths was meant to draw global attention to the importance of the inscribed, age-old stones. The top destination for Megaliths and Prehistory worldwide. Ikom Monoliths: [News and Comments:3] Standing Stones in Cross River State, South Nigeria.

Akwasnshi/Atal as the monolith is called among the Ejagham people of the Cross River State are distributed among over thirty communities. In each c. FACTUM FOUNDATION. Created Date: 10/27/ PM. Lakehaven Heights: 3 Stone Monoliths.

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THE QUESTION OF METHODOLOGY: In while I was serving as Presidential Adviser on Arts and Culture, I was on tour of Nigerian Museums when I stumbled on the ancient inscribed monoliths of Ikom Local Government in Cross River State, Nigeria, known internationally to researchers as Ikom Monoliths.

Suspecting that the inscriptions on the monoliths. One of the monoliths is a carving of a rather prayerful looking female figure that is presented wearing an equal armed cross, an Nsibidi sign, and this from time immemorial has been the symbol of.

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Abstract. This chapter discusses some aspects of the archaeology of the Cross River area of Nigeria, close to the Cameroon border. This is an area that has long been known to contain monoliths, often decorated and arranged in groups, in locations sometimes close to the Cross River by: 1.

The leading family and corporate travel management company in Abuja Nigeria.Visiting Ikom, Cross River State Ikom is a town in Cross River State, Nigeria and the headquarters of the Ikom Local Government Area. The area is where the exquisite Ikom Monoliths, a group of carved stones are found in Cross River.

The monoliths are known as Akwanshi. Attraction and Shopping in Ikom The Ikom Monoliths are a must see.Found in Cross River State, best known for EKPE headdress. Traditionally hunt and gather, fish and weave. Towns ruled by councils of elders with townspeople attending meetings.

Dieites are Obassi Osaw, sky god and Obassi Nsi, earth god. Cults dedicated to welfare of common activities lie farming.

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