The socio-political and economic structures of Birnin-Kudu settlement patterns: An ethno-archaeological perspective

Hassan Disa Hussaini (Lead Author), Abdulmalik Abdulrahman Abdulmalik

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In this paper, we study from an ethno-archaeological perspective of Bimin-Kudu settlement pattern. The study is concerned with the explanation of socio-political andeconomic structures among the other relevant structures that made Birni n-Kudu settlement pattern using the present structures to explain the past. Birnin-Kudu is anancient settlement with both old and new settlements that has anethnographic parallelwhich indicates a linkage between the past and the present such as Palace, Mosque, Prison Yard, Market Square and Defensive wall among many structures. This paper is aresult of an ethno-archaeological investigation of Birnin-Kudu settlement from the 2019 field work research carried out by research team from Department of Archaeology, ABU, Zaria. This paper therefore, highlights and interprets the structures related to socio- political an d economic activities among the people of Birnin-Kudu.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-29
Number of pages14
JournalRIMA International Journal of Historical Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Settlement Pattern
  • socio-political
  • Economy
  • Birnin-Kudu
  • Humanities
  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology

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