Animal Genetics and African Archaeology: Why It Matters

  title={Animal Genetics and African Archaeology: Why It Matters},
  author={Diane Gifford-Gonzalez},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
This article introduces the special issue of African Archaeological Review on the relevance of African livestock genetics to archaeology on the continent. It shows how modern and ancient animal genetic research in Eurasia has substantially revised archaeological scenarios for the origins and spread of food production there. It argues that, in contrast to colleagues in Europe and Asia, Africanist archaeologists have generally been slow to engage in truly collaborative research with… 
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