Geo-Ethnoarchaeology of Pastoral Sites: The Identification of Livestock Enclosures in Abandoned Maasai Settlements

@article{ShahackGross2003GeoEthnoarchaeologyOP,
  title={Geo-Ethnoarchaeology of Pastoral Sites: The Identification of Livestock Enclosures in Abandoned Maasai Settlements},
  author={R. Shahack-Gross and F. Marshall and S. Weiner},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={30},
  pages={439-459}
}
The earliest food producers in Africa were mobile pastoralists who left limited archaeological traces. As a result archaeologists studying the spread of food production in the region have difficulty distinguishing early pastoralists from hunter-gatherers with whom they interacted. This geo-ethnoarchaeological study contributes to the resolution of the problem through identification of sediments distinctive of livestock enclosures, and thus of pastoral settlements. Sediments were sampled in and… Expand
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