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Animals, acculturation, and colonization in ancient and Islamic North Africa  

Michael MacKinnon

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Zooarchaeological comparisons of Roman and Islamic North Africa indicate changes in animal use largely resultant from shifting parameters of urban and economic expansion and development, ... More

Cattle, a major component of the Kerma culture (Sudan)  

Louis Chaix

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Cattle were an essential element of the economy of the kingdom of Kerma, located between the first and fourth cataract in Egypt, which flourished between 2600 and 1500 bc. They are an ... More

The exploitation of aquatic resources in Holocene West Africa  

Veerle Linseele

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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 fish ... More

Historical zooarchaeology of colonialism, mercantilism, and indigenous dispossession: the Dutch East India Company’s meat industry at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa  

Adam R. Heinrich

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The investigation of the Dutch East India Company’s (VOC) meat industry that was emplaced at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa reveals information about livestock production, slaughter, ... More

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

Ina Plug

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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

Pastoralism in sub-Saharan Africa: emergence and ramifications  

Diane Gifford-Gonzalez

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African pastoralism is distinctive from that of Southwest Asia, focusing on dairy production with cattle, sheep, and goats. The latter were domesticated in Southwest Asia and introduced, ... More

The zooarchaeology of Iron Age farmers from southern Africa  

Shaw Badenhorst

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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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