Journal of
Philosophy and Culture

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS AND PHILOSOPHY, UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST
  • Abbreviation: J. Philos. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 0855-6660
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPC
  • Start Year: 2004
  • Published Articles: 41

The elephant in pre–colonial Ghana: Cultural and economic use values

Kwame Osei Kwarteng
  • Kwame Osei Kwarteng
  • Department of History, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
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  •  Received: 01 May 2006
  •  Accepted: 31 May 2006
  •  Published: 30 June 2006

Abstract

Using multi–sources: archeaology, history, geography, anthropology, wildlife, zoology, biology, oral tradition and archival material, the article examines the history of the elephant in Ghana, highlighting the various methods employed in hunting as well as the cultural and economic use values of the elephant in Ghana.