Under the Mopane Tree

Under the Mopane Tree

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The main research focus of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 389 ACACIA (Arid Climate Adaptation and Cultural Innovation in Africa), established at the University of Cologne in 1995, was the interaction between man and arid environments in Africa (KUPER et al. 2007). An important part was played by the diachronic examination of these processes and their development during the Holocene period in Northeast and Southwest Af ri ca. A longterm aim of the interdisciplinary research projects was the comparison of the Holocene settlement history and palaeoecology and the identification of common and divergent developments in both hemispheres. The volume at hand describes some results of the project B4: a€œPalaeoecology and the Late Holocene Occupation of Northern Namibiaa€. Regional focus is the northern part of the Kunene Region, the Opuwo District (former Kaokoland), a region in the arid limits between the Namib Desert and the savanna of the interior highlands. Three different scientific fields a€“ namely prehistoric archaeology, archaeobotany and archaeozoology a€“ cooperated in the fieldwork and analysis to reconstruct the prehistoric cultures and environment in the research area during the Holocene time period. Unfortunately, the archaeozoological results are still missing and not included in this book.The repair of broken pots by fixing the sherds with strings through boreholes is a widely distributed practise in Africa, and ... Consequently, the stone circle village N99/3, and the youngest settlement phase of the rockshelter N95/4 are almostanbsp;...

Title:Under the Mopane Tree
Author:Ralf Vogelsang, Barbara Eichhorn
Publisher:Heinrich Barth Institut e.V. - 2011-06-20


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