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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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Population collapse in Congo rainforest from 400 CE urges reassessment of the Bantu Expansion

Author(s): Dirk Seidensticker, Wannes Hubau, Dirk Verschuren, Cesar Fortes-Lima, Pierre de Maret, Carina M. Schlebusch and Koen Bostoen
Published in: Science Advances, 7 (7), 2021, ISSN 2375-2548
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abd8352

Final Vowel Loss in Lower Kasai Bantu (drc) as a Contact-Induced Change

Author(s): Pacchiarotti, Sara; Bostoen, Koen
Published in: Journal of Language Contact, 14 (2), 2021, Page(s) 438-476, ISSN 1877-4091
Publisher: Brill
DOI: 10.1163/19552629-14020007

The proto-West-Coastal Bantu velar merger

Author(s): Pacchiarotti, Sara; Koen Bostoen
Published in: Africana Linguistica, 26, 2020, Page(s) 139-195, ISSN 2033-8732
Publisher: Peeters
DOI: 10.2143/al.26.0.3289089

Typology and evolution of diminutives in the Kikongo Language Cluster

Author(s): Goes, Heidi; Bostoen, Koen
Published in: Africana Linguistica, 27, 2021, Page(s) 59-102, ISSN 2033-8732
Publisher: Peeters
DOI: 10.2143/al.27.0.3290072

Labial-velar stops outside the Macro-Sudan Belt : new evidence from Lwel (West-Coastal Bantu, B862)

Author(s): Lorenzo Maselli, Sara Pacchiarotti, Koen Bostoen
Published in: Africana Linguistica, 27, 2021, Page(s) 141-164, ISSN 2033-8732
Publisher: Peeters
DOI: 10.2143/al.27.0.3290074

Inheritance and contact in the genesis of Gisamba (Bantu, L12a, DRC) : a diachronic phonological approach

Author(s): Sifra Van Acker; Koen Bostoen
Published in: Linguistique et langues africaines, 6, 2020, Page(s) 73–129, ISSN 2429-2230
Publisher: CNRS-LLACAN
DOI: 10.4000/lla.299

Reconstructing West-Coastal Bantu vocabulary as evidence for early banana cultivation in Central Africa

Author(s): Sifra Van Acker; Sara Pacchiarotti; Edmond De Langhe; Koen Bostoen
Published in: Studies in African Linguistics, 50 (2), 2021, Page(s) 285-325, ISSN 0039-3533
Publisher: Dept. of Linguistics and the African Studies Center, University of California
DOI: 10.32473/sal.v50i2.122286

The Noun Class System of Bwala, an Undocumented Teke Language from the DRC (Bantu, B70z)

Author(s): Bollaert, Flore; Pacchiarotti, Sara; Koen Bostoen
Published in: Nordic Journal of African Studies, 30 (1), 2021, Page(s) 1-40, ISSN 1459-9465
Publisher: University of Helsinki
DOI: 10.53228/njas.v30i1.755

The evolution of the noun class system of Ngwi (West-Coastal Bantu, B861, DRC)

Author(s): Sara Pacchiarotti; Koen Bostoen
Published in: Language in Africa, 2 (3), 2021, Page(s) 11-67, ISSN 2686-8946
Publisher: Institute of Linguistics Russian Academy of Sciences
DOI: 10.37892/2686-8946-2021-2-3-11-67

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, 54/2, 2019, Page(s) 221-244, ISSN 0067-270X
Publisher: Routledge
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, 6/24, 2020, Page(s) eaaz0183, ISSN 2375-2548
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
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, 36/4, 2019, Page(s) 455-477, ISSN 0263-0338
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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, 25, 2019, Page(s) 155-229, ISSN 2033-8732
Publisher: Peeters
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, 5, 2019, Page(s) 25-68, ISSN 2429-2230
Publisher: Éditions Lambert-Lucas

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

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

Erratic velars in West-Coastal Bantu: Explaining irregular sound change in Central Africa

Author(s): Pacchiarotti, Sara; Bostoen, Koen
Published in: Journal of Historical Linguistics, 2022, ISSN 2210-2116
Publisher: John Benjamins
DOI: 10.1075/jhl.20054.bos

The emergence of interior vowels and heterosyllabic vowel sequences in Ngwi (Bantu B861, DRC)

Author(s): Pacchiarotti, Sara; Maselli, Lorenzo; Bostoen, Koen
Published in: Papers in Historical Phonology, 6, 2021, Page(s) 107–146, ISSN 2399-6714
Publisher: Edinburgh Diamond
DOI: 10.2218/pihph.6.2021.6693

The BantuFirst project: 2021 Fieldwork report on the Kwilu-Kasaï-Kamtsha-Loange River reconnaissance mission

Author(s): Peter Coutros, Igor Matonda Sakala, Arnold Mabuaka Duki, Isidore Nkanu Tsatsa and Koen Bostoen
Published in: Nyame Akuma, 97, 2022, Page(s) 14-21, ISSN 0713-5815
Publisher: Society of Africanist Archaeologists

Le projet BantuFirst : rapport sur les recherches de terrain archéologiques le long du bas Kasaï dans les provinces du Kwilu et du Mai-Ndombe (RDC)

Author(s): Igor Matonda Sakala, Suzanne Bigohe Mugisha, Clément Mambu and Koen Bostoen
Published in: Nyame Akuma, 95, 2021, Page(s) 25-30, ISSN 0713-5815
Publisher: Society of Africanist Archaeologists

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, 115/21, 2018, Page(s) E4733-E4734, ISSN 0027-8424
Publisher: National Academy of Sciences
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, 90, 2018, Page(s) 23-29, ISSN 0713-5815
Publisher: Society of Africanist Archaeologists

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, 90, 2018, Page(s) 14-22, ISSN 0713-5815
Publisher: Society of Africanist Archaeologists

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, 92, 2019, Page(s) 19-24, ISSN 0713-5815
Publisher: Society of Africanist Archaeologists

Le projet BantuFirst : rapport sur les recherches de terrain archéologiques 2021 dans la province de Kinshasa, République démocratique du Congo

Author(s): Igor Matonda Sakala and Koen Bostoen
Published in: Nyame Akuma, 97, 2022, Page(s) 22-27, ISSN 0713-5815
Publisher: Society of Africanist Archaeologists

Archeologen zoeken in Congo naar de wieg van het Kongo en haar zustertalen

Author(s): Koen Bostoen
Published in: Stemmen van Afrika, 2022
Publisher: Radboud Universiteit

The Bantu expansion : some facts and fiction

Author(s): Koen Bostoen
Published in: Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact, edited by Mily Crevels and Pieter Muysken,, 2020, Page(s) 227 - 239, ISBN 9780198723813
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Nsong B85d

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

The Bantu Expansion

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

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, ISBN 9789027212559
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
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, ISBN 9780199609895
Publisher: Oxford University Press

The impact of autochthonous languages on Bantu language variation : a comparative view on southern and central Africa

Author(s): Koen Bostoen and Hilde Gunnink
Published in: The Cambridge Handbook of Language Contact : Volume 1 : Population Movement and Language Change, edited by Salikoko Mufwene and Anna Maria Escobar, 2022, Page(s) 152-186, ISBN 9781009098649
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
DOI: 10.1017/9781316796146.009

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
Publisher: Ghent

The History of Ovicaprines in Central Africa: Historical-Linguistic Insights from West-Coastal Bantu

Author(s): Febe Wylin
Published in: 2021
Publisher: Ghent University