A preliminary report of an archaeological survey of the Tanga Bay vicinity, including Amboni caves perimeter, and the Kwale Island in the northern coast of Tanzania

Mandela Peter, Abel D. Shikoni, Felix A. Chami


This paper is a preliminary report of the archaeological survey conducted in the Tanga Bay and its vicinity in the northern coast of Tanzania. The major objective of this survey was to locate sites which could provide clues to the ancient coastal trade towns, particularly Toniki. The survey led to the discovery of sites having archaeological potentials for excavations. Some materials collected, were of foreign importation, thus offering possible clues to the ancient transoceanic trade between further exploration of the area would provide better understanding of the archaeological potential of the surveyed area.

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