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Back to the Grindstone? The Archaeological Potential of Grinding-Stone Studies in Africa with Reference to Contemporary Grinding Practices in Marakwet, Northwest Kenya
This article presents observations on grinding-stone implements and their uses in Elgeyo-Marakwet County, northwest Kenya. Tool use in Marakwet is contextualized with a select overview of literatureExpand
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Anthropological contributions to historical ecology: 50 questions, infinite prospects
This paper presents the results of a consensus-driven process identifying 50 priority research questions for historical ecology obtained through crowdsourcing, literature reviews, and in-personExpand
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Drivers and trajectories of land cover change in East Africa: human and environmental interactions from 6000 years ago to present
East African landscapes today are the result of the cumulative effects of climate and land-use change over millennial timescales. In this review, we compile archaeological and palaeoenvironmental dExpand
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Historical Ecologies of Pastoralist Overgrazing in Kenya: Long-Term Perspectives on Cause and Effect
The spectre of ‘overgrazing’ looms large in historical and political narratives of ecological degradation in savannah ecosystems. While pastoral exploitation is a conspicuous driver of landscapeExpand
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Conservation through Biocultural Heritage—Examples from Sub-Saharan Africa
In this paper, we review the potential of biocultural heritage in biodiversity protection and agricultural innovation in sub-Saharan Africa. We begin by defining the concept of biocultural heritageExpand
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Grinding-stone implements in the eastern African Pastoral Neolithic
ABSTRACT Grinding-stone tools are a poorly utilised source of archaeological information in eastern Africa. Their presence is noted in multiple contexts, including both domestic and funerary, yet theExpand
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Pastoral pasts in the Amboseli landscape: an archaeological exploration of the Amboseli ecosystem from the later Holocene to the colonial period
The Amboseli ecosystem, home of Amboseli National Park, is renowned for its extraordinary biodiversity, and has long drawn the attention of conservationists and ecologists hoping to safeguard the hExpand
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Pollen, People and Place: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Ecosystem Change at Amboseli, Kenya
This study presents a multidisciplinary perspective for understanding environmental change and emerging socio-ecological interactions across the Amboseli region of southwestern Kenya. We focus onExpand
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Precolonial Sub-Saharan African Farming and Herding Communities
Agricultural practices on the African continent are exceptionally diverse and have deep histories spanning at least eight millennia. Over time, farmers and herders have independently domesticated dExpand
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