An African origin for African cattle? — some archaeological evidence

  title={An African origin for African cattle? — some archaeological evidence},
  author={Caroline Grigson},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
  • C. Grigson
  • Published 1991
  • Geography
  • African Archaeological Review
Instead of the usual assumption that the Sanga cattle of Africa arose from the crossing of taurine cattle (Bos taurus) from North Africa or the Middle East with humped cattle (Bos indicus) originating in the Indian sub-continent, it is argued that they are of ancient autochthonous origin and have come to be mixed with taurine and humped cattle probably only in the last few hundred years, which is why they share a mosaic of characters with the other two taxa. Much more work needs to be done on… Expand
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