Archaeology of African Plant Use

Archaeology of African Plant Use

by Chris J Stevens
     
 

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,

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611329742
Publisher:
Left Coast Press
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Series:
UNIV COL LONDON INST ARCH PUB Series, #61
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Chris J. Stevens is an archaeologist with Wessex Archaeology, Salisbury.

Sam Nixon is a postdoctoral researcher at Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania & the Americas, University of East Anglia.

Mary-Anne Murray is a research associate at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

Dorian Q Fuller is Professor of Archaeobotany at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. He is joint Editor-in-Chief of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences and sits on the editorial boards of Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, PLoSOne, Springer Briefs in Earth Sciences, and Oxford Research Reviews for Archaeology. He is a section editor of the Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Springer) and co-author of Trees and Woodlands of South India (Left Coast 2008). His blog is archaeobotanist.blogspot.com.

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