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The First Bantu Speakers South of the Rainforest: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Human Migration, Language Spread, Climate Change and Early Farming in Late Holocene Central Africa

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The earliest iron-producing communities in the Lower Congo region of Central Africa: new insights from the Bu, Kindu and Mantsetsi sites

Author(s): Bernard Clist, Wannes Hubau, John Mukendi Tshibamba, Hans Beeckman, Koen Bostoen
Published in: Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, Issue 54/2, 2019, Page(s) 221-244, ISSN 0067-270X
DOI: 10.1080/0067270x.2019.1619282

Ancient genomes reveal complex patterns of population movement, interaction, and replacement in sub-Saharan Africa

Author(s): Ke Wang, Steven Goldstein, Madeleine Bleasdale, Bernard Clist, Koen Bostoen, Paul Bakwa-Lufu, Laura T. Buck, Alison Crowther, Alioune Dème, Roderick J. McIntosh, Julio Mercader, Christine Ogola, Robert C. Power, Elizabeth Sawchuk, Peter Robertshaw, Edwin N. Wilmsen, Michael Petraglia, Emmanuel Ndiema, Fredrick K. Manthi, Johannes Krause, Patrick Roberts, Nicole Boivin, Stephan Schiffels
Published in: Science Advances, Issue 6/24, 2020, Page(s) eaaz0183, ISSN 2375-2548
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz0183

Kitala Ware: A New Early Iron Age Pottery Group from the Lower Congo Region in Central Africa

Author(s): Bernard Clist, Mandela Kaumba, Igor Matonda, Koen Bostoen
Published in: African Archaeological Review, Issue 36/4, 2019, Page(s) 455-477, ISSN 0263-0338
DOI: 10.1007/s10437-019-09356-8

Untangling the West-Coastal Bantu mess : identification, geography and phylogeny of the Bantu B50-80 languages

Author(s): Sara Pacchiarotti, Natalia Chousou-Polydouri and Koen Bostoen
Published in: Africana Linguistica, Issue 25, 2019, Page(s) 155-229, ISSN 2033-8732
DOI: 10.2143/al.25.0.3287234

Was Proto-Kikongo a 5 or 7-Vowel Language? Bantu Spirantization and Vowel Merger in the Kikongo Language Cluster

Author(s): Koen Bostoen and Heidi Goes
Published in: Linguistique et Langues Africaines, Issue 5, 2019, Page(s) 25-68, ISSN 2429-2230

Progressive vowel height harmony in Proto-Kikongo and Proto-Bantu

Author(s): Heidi Goes, Koen Bostoen
Published in: Journal of African Languages and Linguistics, Issue 40/1, 2019, Page(s) 23-73, ISSN 0167-6164
DOI: 10.1515/jall-2019-0003

Did human activity really trigger the late Holocene rainforest crisis in Central Africa?

Author(s): Bernard Clist, Koen Bostoen, Pierre de Maret, Manfred K. H. Eggert, Alexa Höhn, Christophe Mbida Mindzié, Katharina Neumann, Dirk Seidensticker
Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Issue 115/21, 2018, Page(s) E4733-E4734, ISSN 0027-8424
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1805247115

The BantuFirst project : 2018 fieldwork report from the Kinshasa, Kwango, Kwilu and Mai-Ndombe Provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Author(s): Dirk Seidensticker, Katharina Jungnickel, Clément Mambu, Jeanine Yogolelo, Roger Kidebua and Koen Bostoen
Published in: Nyame Akuma, Issue 90, 2018, Page(s) 23-29, ISSN 0713-5815

The BantuFirst Project: 2018 Fieldwork Report from the Kongo Central Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Author(s): Bernard Clist, Suzanne Bigohe, Clément Mambu and Koen Bostoen
Published in: Nyame Akuma, Issue 90, 2018, Page(s) 14-22, ISSN 0713-5815

Le projet BantuFirst : rapport sur les recherches de terrain archéologiques 2019 dans les provinces du Kwilu et de Kinshasa, République démocratique du Congo

Author(s): Igor Matonda Sakala, Suzanne Bigohe Mugisha and Koen Bostoen
Published in: Nyame Akuma, Issue 92, 2019, Page(s) 19-24, ISSN 0713-5815

Nsong B85d

Author(s): Joseph Koni Muluwa, Koen Bostoen
Published in: The Bantu Languages, 2019, Page(s) 414-448
DOI: 10.4324/9781315755946-14

The Bantu Expansion

Author(s): Koen Bostoen
Published in: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History, 2018

Chapter 10. Were the first Bantu speakers south of the rainforest farmers? - A first assessment of the linguistic evidence

Author(s): Koen Bostoen, Joseph Koni Muluwa
Published in: Language Dispersal Beyond Farming, 2017, Page(s) 235-258
DOI: 10.1075/z.215.10bos

Language and archaeology

Author(s): Koen Bostoen
Published in: The Oxford Handbook of African Languages, edited by Rainer Vossen and Gerrit J. Dimmendaal, 2020, Page(s) 972–982

A historical-comparative study of noun class systems in the Kasai-Ngounie (Extended) languages (Bantu B50-70, B81-84)

Author(s): Flore Bollaert
Published in: 2019