Early Plant Food Production in the West African Sahel

  title={Early Plant Food Production in the West African Sahel},
  author={K. Neumann},
  • K. Neumann
  • Published 1999
  • Geography
  • This paper presents new data from the project ‘Vegetation History and Archaeobotany of the West African Savannas’ at the University of Frankfurt, Germany, provided by palynology and the investigation of charcoal, fruits and seeds from archaeological sites. Our evidence from the Sahel in Burkina Faso and from north-east Nigeria indicates that agriculture started simultaneously in both areas around 3000 BP (c. 1200 BC) and that it was probably introduced from outside. The first pastoralists… CONTINUE READING
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