Archaeology of African Plant Use
Chris J Stevens, Sam Nixon, Mary Anne Murray, Dorian Q Fuller
Routledge, Jul 1, 2016 - Social Science - 293 pages
The first major synthesis of African archaeobotany in decades, this book focuses on Paleolithic archaeobotany and the relationship between agriculture and social complexity. It explores the effects that plant life has had on humans as they evolved from primates through the complex societies of Africa, including Egypt, the Buganda Kingdom, southern African polities, and other regions. With over 30 contributing scholars from 12 countries and extensive illustrations, this volume is an essential addition to our knowledge of humanity’s relationship with plants.
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