The Origins and Development of African Livestock: Archaeology, Genetics, Linguistics and Ethnography
This book presents an interdisciplinary overview of the origins of African livestock, placing Africa as one of the world centres for animal domestication. With sections on archaeology, genetics, linguistics and ethnography, this collection contains over twenty contributions from the field's foremost experts and provides fully illustrated, never before published data, and extensive bibliographies.
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Aﬁica African cattle agricultural Akumbu animal traction archaeological archaeozoology areas BCCW bee-keeping Berber Blench bones breeds camel century Chad Chadic chicken classiﬁcation cock Cubalel Cubalel cultural Cushitic dates difﬁcult dogs domestic animals domestic cattle donkeys early East eastern Sahara Egypt Egyptian Epstein Eritrea Ethiopia evidence excavations faunal remains ﬁeld Figure ﬁnds ﬁrst fowl Gao Sany Gautier genetic GLpe Grigson groups guinea-fowl herd hives Holocene horns horses humped hunter—gatherers identiﬁed indicate indigenous Iron Age Kenya Lake Chad languages Lauvergne linguistic livestock MacDonald millennium BC Muzzolini Nabta Playa neolithic Nigeria Nile Valley Nobiin North Africa northern origins ovicaprines pastoral pastoralists pigs populations pottery prehistory primigenius production proﬁle reconstructed region rock art root Sahara Saharan rock art sheep and goats signiﬁcant Siouré South southern Africa species speciﬁc spread Sudan suggests Table taurine Wendorf West Africa wild zebu