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Title:Pastoralism in the Western Cape Province, South Africa: a retrospective review
Author:Smith, Andrew B.ISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:Journal of African Archaeology
Volume:7
Issue:2
Pages:239-252
Language:English
Geographic terms:South Africa
The Cape
Subjects:archaeology
agricultural history
pastoralists
Khoikhoi
prehistory
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/43135484
Abstract:With 25 years of study of the origins of pastoralism at the Cape, this article is a retrospective reflection on how far researchers have come in answering questions of how domestic stock arrived in southern Africa, and the mechanisms for dispersal to the ends of the continent. Particularly, it looks at the assumed connections between early stock at the Cape (South Africa) and formative Khoekhoen society, including the transition to large stock herding, and how pastoralism was adapted to the coastal forelands of the West coast. New data on genetics, linguistics and physical anthropology allow more creative modelling of the archaeology. Bibliogr., ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract, edited]
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