Archaeology, Language, and the African Past

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Rowman Altamira, Jan 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 361 pages
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This book is a scholarly work that attempts to match linguistic and archaeological evidence in precolonial Africa.
  

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Contents

Contested Methodologies
33
African Language Phyla
89
NiloSaharan
95
NigerCongo
109
Afroasiatic
139
Khoesan
163
Other Language Groups
169
Synthesis
179
Reconstructing Economic Prehistory
187
Plants
191
Animals
243
Reconstructing the African Past
283
References
287
Index
341
About the Author
361
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Page 314 - Analysis of mitochondrial DNA indicates that domestic sheep are derived from two different ancestral maternal sources: no evidence for contributions from urial and argali sheep.
Page 289 - K.Neumann. 1995. Pollen from Oursi/Burkina Faso and charcoal from NE Nigeria: a contribution to the Holocene vegetation history of the West African Sahel.
Page 297 - Antwoord van Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn op de Vraaghen, Hem Voorgestelt Over de Bediedinge van de Tot Noch Toe Onbekende Afgodinne Nehalennia, Onlancx Uytgegeven. In Welcke de Ghemeine Herkomste van der Griecken, Romeinen, Ende Duytschen Tale Uyt den Scythen Duydelijck Bewesen, Ende Verscheiden Oudheden van Dese Volckeren Grondelijck Ontdeckt Ende Verklaert. Leyden, the Netherlands: Willem Christiaens van der Boxe.
Page 296 - The diffusion of maize in Nigeria: A historical and linguistic investigation.
Page 300 - Le rôle de l'homme dans la dispersion des plantes tropicales. Échanges d'espèces entre l'Afrique tropicale et l'Amérique du Sud.
Page 291 - Human Dispersals and Colonizations in Prehistory — The Southeast Asian Data and Their Implications.
Page 297 - EP, et al. (1996) Mitochondrial diversity and the origins of African and European cattle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 93, 5131-5. Bradley, DG, MacHugh, DE, Loftus, RT, et al. (1994) Zebu-taurine variation in Y chromosomal DNA: a sensitive assay for genetic introgression in West African trypanotolerant cattle populations.

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About the author (2006)

Roger Blench is a social anthropologist working in agricultural development and the managing director of Mallam Dendo Ltd., a consultancy company based in Cambridge, UK.

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