“Nderit Ware” and the origins of pastoralist pottery in eastern Africa

  title={“Nderit Ware” and the origins of pastoralist pottery in eastern Africa},
  author={Katherine M. Grillo and Zachary McKeeby and Elisabeth Anne Hildebrand},
  journal={Quaternary International},
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