Fields of Change: Progress in African Archaeobotany

Voorkant
RenÚ T. J. Cappers
Barkhuis, 2007 - 214 pagina's
This volume contains fifteen papers given at the International Workshop on African Archaeobotany in Groningen in 2003. Several papers deal with the domestication history and related aspects of specific plants, including wheat (Triticum), rice (Oryza), pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum), fig (Ficus), cotton (Gossypium), silk-cotton (Ceiba pentandra) and baobab (Adansonia digitata). Other contributions discuss the exploitation of woody vegetations, members of the sedge family (Cyperaceae) and the botanical composition of mummy garlands. Three papers present the subfossil plant remains from Egyptian sites: Pharaonic caravan routes through the Theban Desert, Predynastic Ada´ma and Napatan to Islamic Qasr Ibrim. The last contribution presents an update inventory of the ancient plant remains present in the Agricultural Museum (Dokki, Cairo). The book covers a wide range of countries and includes Namibia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Mauritania, Canary Isles, Libya and Egypt.
 

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B EICHHORN
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Identifying African rice domestication in the middle Niger Delta Mali
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Q FULLER K MACDONALD R VERNET
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MERCURI E A A GARcEA
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R T CAPPERS L SIKKING C DARNELL D DARNELL
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