cultures, including our own, celebrate the birth of twins, some view them
as something dangerous that must be destroyed but is rare to find a society
that is indifferent to this unusual occurrence. The treatment of twins
in West Africa is particularly unusual, possibly due to the high twin rate
in this area. In the Cameroonian Grassfields twins are generally regarded
as gifts from God. They are highly celebrated and respected. My own experience
as a 'Manyi' (mother of twins) in Cameroonian culture made me aware of
the significance of twins to this society. With this research I hope to
enlighten archaeologists working in West Africa. I would like to provide
a data base of material culture associated with twins to allow correct
interpretation of the archaeological record.
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