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Title:Terminal Food Collectors and Agricultural Initiative in East and Southern Africa
Author:Gabel, Creighton
Year:1974
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies
Volume:7
Issue:1
Pages:56-68
Language:English
Geographic terms:East Africa
Southern Africa
Subjects:hunting
archaeology
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Development and Technology
History and Exploration
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/216553
Abstract:For the so-called Late Stone Age a whole series of advanced hunting-and-gathering population is archeologically identifiable. There is little reason to believe that the terminal collectors of this period (Bushmen, Hadza and Pygmies), were impoverished populations. They represent rather efficient and stable cultural adjustments to a variety of African environments. This study throws light on theories concerning the transition from hunting-and-gathering to cultivation and stockbreeding: the high demographic and social adjustments were not conducive to experiments in domestication. Notes.
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