Cattle Before Crops: The Beginnings of Food Production in Africa

@article{Marshall2002CattleBC,
  title={Cattle Before Crops: The Beginnings of Food Production in Africa},
  author={Fiona Marshall and E. Hildebrand},
  journal={Journal of World Prehistory},
  year={2002},
  volume={16},
  pages={99-143}
}
  • Fiona Marshall, E. Hildebrand
  • Published 2002
  • Geography
  • Journal of World Prehistory
  • In many areas of the world, current theories for agricultural origins emphasize yield as a major concern during intensification. In Africa, however, the need for scheduled consumption shaped the development of food production. African cattle were domesticated during the tenth millennium BP by delayed-return Saharan hunter-gatherers in unstable, marginal environments where predictable access to resources was a more significant problem than absolute abundance. Pastoralism spread patchily across… CONTINUE READING
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