First dairying in green Saharan Africa in the fifth millennium bc

  title={First dairying in green Saharan Africa in the fifth millennium bc},
  author={J. Dunne and R. Evershed and M. Salque and L. Cramp and S. Bruni and K. Ryan and S. Biagetti and S. Lernia},
  • J. Dunne, R. Evershed, +5 authors S. Lernia
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • In the prehistoric green Sahara of Holocene North Africa—in contrast to the Neolithic of Europe and Eurasia—a reliance on cattle, sheep and goats emerged as a stable and widespread way of life, long before the first evidence for domesticated plants or settled village farming communities. The remarkable rock art found widely across the region depicts cattle herding among early Saharan pastoral groups, and includes rare scenes of milking; however, these images can rarely be reliably dated… CONTINUE READING
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