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Saharan legacies : a history of environmental, economic and cultural change in West Africa during the Late Holocene

ContributorsOzainne, Sylvain
Presented at Florianopolis (Brasil), 4-10 septembre 2011
PublisherOxford : Archaeopress
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  • British Archaeological Reports; 2655
Publication date2014
Abstract

In Dogon Country (Mali), recent research carried out in the framework of the international project project "Human Settlement and Paleoenvironment in West Africa" allowed defining a rich chronocultural reference framework for the Late Holocene period (2500-500 cal BC). Covering the regional Late Neolithic/Later Stone Age and Early Iron Age, the sequence is punctuated by several technical and cultural transitions, which seem synchronized with some significant environmental and economic change. It appears indeed that the development of three major currents of cultural influence in the sub-Saharan zones of West Africa during the Late Holocene is mainly underlain by the expansion of herding and agriculture.

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OZAINNE, Sylvain. Saharan legacies : a history of environmental, economic and cultural change in West Africa during the Late Holocene. In: Archaeology, Societies and Environments in Africa. Proceedings of the XVI World Congress of the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (UISPP), vol. 7. Florianopolis (Brasil). Oxford : Archaeopress, 2014. p. 13–20. (British Archaeological Reports)
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