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NOK

The ISO 4217 currency code for the Norwegian Krone.

NOK

ISO 4217 code for the Norwegian krone. Originally issued in 1875 when Norway joined the (now defunct) Scandinavian Monetary Union, it was a gold standard currency, off and on, until it became pegged to the British pound in 1931. After World War II, it maintained its peg to the pound, which was itself pegged to the U.S. dollar; it was later pegged to the dollar directly. In 1992, it became a floating currency.
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Bernard Fagg is widely celebrated as the "discoverer" of Nigeria's Nok Culture, one of Africa's first complex societies (evidence is mounting in this direction) and perhaps the earliest culture in sub-Saharan Africa to make and use iron tools.
It was the report of terracotta being used as a scarecrow in a tin mining area south of the Jos Plateau that led to the recognition, by Fagg, of the artistic tradition that is now known as the Nok Culture.
As shown for the Ounjougou complex (Dogon country, Mali) and the Nok culture (central Nigeria), new advances in archaeology, including higher resolution dating techniques, geochronology, geomorphology, palynology, settlement pattern analysis, site structural/functional variability and soil science have the potential to throw new light on the archaeology of West Africa, a potential not yet fully realised everywhere.