The Chronological Evidence for the Introduction of Domestic Stock into Southern Africa

  title={The Chronological Evidence for the Introduction of Domestic Stock into Southern Africa},
  author={C. Britt Bousman},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
  • C. Bousman
  • Published 1 June 1998
  • Geography
  • African Archaeological Review
This essay reviews radiocarbon dates associated with the earliest evidence of domestic stock in southern Africa and reviews existing models for their introduction in light of the current evidence. Two primary models exist for the introduction of domestic stock into southern Africa: an early Khoisan wave and an Early Iron Age source. Neither model is completely supported by the evidence. Available chronological evidence suggests that Khoisan and Iron Age herders simultaneously ushered domestic… Expand

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