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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

The Emergence of Food Production in Ethiopia

£52.00
Author:
Tertia Barnett
Publication Year:
1999
Language:
English
Paperback:
237pp, Includes numerous drawings, maps and tables.
ISBN 10:
0860549712
ISBN:
9780860549710
BAR number:
S763
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 45
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
This book, based on reviews of existing evidence and on original ethnographic and archaeological data, addresses the issue of when, how and why food production emerged in Ethiopia. This problem is examined through both cultural and economic context. The conclusion is that significant phases of development can be identified in Ethiopian Holocene prehistory. The suggestion is that the introduction of domesticated animals in Ethiopia occurred as early as the 6th millennium BP, and domesticated temperate crop plants were introduced from the 5th millennium BP. The book includes appendices featuring Ethiopian resources, pollen diagrams and archaeological evidence.