“Of Sheep and Men”: Earliest Direct Evidence of Caprine Domestication in Southern Africa at Leopard Cave (Erongo, Namibia)

@inproceedings{Pleurdeau2012OfSA,
  title={“Of Sheep and Men”: Earliest Direct Evidence of Caprine Domestication in Southern Africa at Leopard Cave (Erongo, Namibia)},
  author={David Pleurdeau and Emma Imalwa and Florent D{\'e}troit and Jos{\'e}phine Lesur and Anzel Veldman and Jean-Jacques Bahain and Eug{\`e}ne Marais},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
The origins of herding practices in southern Africa remain controversial. The first appearance of domesticated caprines in the subcontinent is thought to be c. 2000 years BP; however, the origin of this cultural development is still widely debated. Recent genetic analyses support the long-standing hypothesis of herder migration from the north, while other… CONTINUE READING