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‘Discourse on Rivers, and Fish and Fishing’: Freshwater Aquatic Resources and Hunter-gatherers in Southern African Prehistory  

Peter Mitchell

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Aug 2016
Freshwater fish are often identified as a major resource for past hunter-gatherers, and their exploitation has been implicated in both the emergence of the capacity for modern behaviour ... More

Equatorial Africa  

Pierre de Maret

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2017
Numerous wood, clay, and ivory figurines have been used for various purposes throughout Central Africa for many centuries. Unfortunately, only a few figurines in clay have so far been ... More

The exploitation of aquatic resources in Holocene West Africa  

Veerle Linseele

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
In sub-Saharan West Africa, substantial archaeological evidence only appears from about 2000 bc. From that time onwards, sites with large proportions of fish-bones and large numbers of ... More

How Meat Made us Human: Archaeological Evidence of the Diet and Foraging Capabilities of Early Pleistocene Homo in East Africa  

Henry Bunn, Travis Pickering, and Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo

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Aug 2017
This chapter examines the oldest known archaeological evidence from 2.6–1.5 million years ago (Ma) from several sites in East Africa, to improve understanding of the diet and related ... More

Intensification, Diet, and Group Boundaries among Later Stone Age Coastal Hunter-gatherers along the Western and Southern Coasts of South Africa  

Judith Sealy

Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analyses of bone collagen from a large sample of Holocene human skeletons from South Africa show regional and chronological variations in diet, ... More

Middle and Later Stone Age hunters and their prey in southern Africa  

Ina Plug

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
Identifications of animal remains from southern African Stone Age sites are complicated by the abundancy of taxa, skeletal differences, a wide variety of habitats, and the fragmented ... More

A Picture of Prehistoric Sudan: The Mesolithic and Neolithic Periods  

Donatella Usai

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Jun 2016
The physiographic setting of the Nile valley, in Sudan as well as in Egypt, provides a nearly homogenizing factor in the cultural and socioeconomic development of Mesolithic and Neolithic ... More

Prehistoric Figurines in Sudan  

Randi Haaland and Gunnar Haaland

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2017
The chapter presents a descriptive account of Neolithic site inventories containing figurines in the Sudan Nile Valley. Cattle figurines indicate that animal husbandry played an important ... More

The Sahara  

Barbara E. Barich

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2017
This chapter discusses the collection of objects, in clay and stone, from various pastoral Saharan sites whose original core area lay between Libya (Tadrart Acacus) and Algeria (Tassili- ... More

Southern Africa  

Alex Schoeman

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2017
Excavations of Southern African farming community sites have yielded two figurine types. The first comprises coarse clay figurines found in clusters in central areas in homesteads. These ... More

West Africa  

Timothy Insoll

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2017
Figurines are widely found in archaeological contexts in West Africa. Mostly of clay, more rarely in stone or wood, they served varied purposes. This chapter explores archaeological ... More

The zooarchaeology of Iron Age farmers from southern Africa  

Shaw Badenhorst

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
The Iron Age of southern Africa covers the spread and occupation of Bantu-speaking farmers during the last 1,500 years. Archaeological research of these farmers was heavily influenced by ... More

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