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Early domesticated cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) from Central Ghana
From examining the remains of charred cowpeas from rock shelters in Central Ghana, the authors throw light on the subsistence strategies of the Kintampo people of the second millennium BCE. PerhapsExpand
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First farmers in the Central African rainforest: A view from southern Cameroon
Agriculture was introduced into the Central African rainforest from the drier West African savanna, in concert with a major climatic change that amplified seasonality just after 2500 BP. The savannaExpand
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Pearl Millet and Other Plant Remains from the Early Iron Age Site of Boso-Njafo (Inner Congo Basin, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
This article is devoted to an analysis of plant remains from the Early Iron Age site of Boso-Njafo on the Lulonga River (Democratic Republic of the Congo). They were excavated in the context ofExpand
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Early plant cultivation in the Central African rain forest: first millennium BC pearl millet from South Cameroon
The Bantu expansion, a major topic in African archaeology and history, is widely assumed to correlate with the spread of farming, but archaeological data on the subsistence of these putative earlyExpand
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Since 2003, a joint research project of the universities of Frankfurt and Tubingen (Germany) has explored the changing interrelationship of environment and culture in the forest-savanna regions ofExpand
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The environment of the Nok sites, Central Nigeria - first insights
Charcoal analysis points to savanna woodlands as the prevalent vegetation in the Nok region. Fabaceae s.l. and Phyllanthaceae dominate the assemblages. Within these groups identification to genus orExpand
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Garu Kime: A Late Borno Fired-Brick Site at Monguno, NE Nigeria
This paper primarily presents analyses from geophysical data and archaeological remains collected at one of a few known sites to the west of Lake Chad associated with fired-brick structures. ItExpand
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