Pearl Millet and Kintampo Subsistence

  title={Pearl Millet and Kintampo Subsistence},
  author={A. D'Andrea and J. Casey},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
  • A. D'Andrea, J. Casey
  • Published 2002
  • Geography
  • African Archaeological Review
  • Subsistence practices of the Kintampo cultural complex of sub-Saharan West Africa are now known to have included pearl millet cultivation, in addition to the utilization of tropical forest margin species such as oil palm. Charred plant remains recovered from the Birimi site, northern Ghana, suggest that the growing of pearl millet, possibly in uniform stands, was occurring amongst northerly Kintampo groups during the fourth millennium bp. The cultivation of this drought-tolerant crop… CONTINUE READING
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