Rethinking the Role of Bos indicus in Sub-Saharan Africa

@article{Marshall1989RethinkingTR,
  title={Rethinking the Role of Bos indicus in Sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={Fiona Marshall},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1989},
  volume={30},
  pages={235 - 240}
}
  • Fiona Marshall
  • Published 1989
  • Sociology
  • Current Anthropology
  • Bos indicus L. cattle breeds are generally believed to have first appeared in Sub-Saharan Africa between A.D. 700 and I500 and to have been steadily replacing Bos taurus L. breeds ever since (Payne i964).2 Recently excavated Bos skeletal material from Ngamuriak, a Neolithic site in southwestern Kenya, shows cranial characteristics distinctive of B. indicus. Since the site has been dated by both radiocarbon and cultural materials to ca. 2,ooo b.p., this suggests that these cattle breeds were… CONTINUE READING
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