Genetics and African Cattle Domestication

  title={Genetics and African Cattle Domestication},
  author={Frauke Stock and Diane Gifford-Gonzalez},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
Whether cattle domestication occurred independently on the African continent is among the most controversial questions in the Holocene archaeology of northern Africa. One long-established scenario, based upon early archaeological evidence, suggested that Africa’s earliest cattle derived from several introductions from Southwest Asia through the Nile Valley, or via the Horn of Africa. Based upon archaeofaunal remains retrieved in the late twentieth century, other archaeologists argued that an… 

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