Tethered mobility and riparian resource exploitation among Neolithic hunters and herders in the Galana River basin, Kenyan coastal lowlands

@article{Wright2007TetheredMA,
  title={Tethered mobility and riparian resource exploitation among Neolithic hunters and herders in the Galana River basin, Kenyan coastal lowlands},
  author={David K. Wright},
  journal={Environmental Archaeology},
  year={2007},
  volume={12},
  pages={25 - 47}
}
  • D. Wright
  • Published 2007
  • Geography
  • Environmental Archaeology
Abstract Human activity along the Galana River inside Tsavo National Park, Kenya extends from 6000 years BP until at least 1300 years BP. This time period in East Africa predates and includes the Pastoral Neolithic – geographically and temporally linked early cattle-herding cultures comprised of autonomous communities with loose cultural connections to one another. Data from some sites located in the Great Rift Valley, Lake Victoria Basin and Central Kenyan Highlands indicate that after 3000… Expand
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