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The Green, Green Grass of Home: an archaeo-ecological approach to pastoralist settlement in central Kenya
UCL, Inst Archaeol, 31-34 Gordon Sq, London WC1H 0PY, England..
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. Univ Witwatersrand, Sch Geog Archaeol & Environm Studies, Private Bag 3, Johannesburg, South Africa..
2016 (English)In: Azania, ISSN 0067-270X, E-ISSN 1945-5534, Vol. 51, no 4, p. 507-530Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper considers the ecological residues of pastoralist occupation at the site of Maili Sita in Laikipia, central Kenya, drawing links with the archaeological record so as to contribute a fresh approach to the ephemeral settlement sites of mobile herding communities, a methodological aspect of African archaeology that remains problematic. Variations in the geochemical and micromorphological composition of soils along transects across the site are compared with vegetation distributions and satellite imagery to propose an occupation pattern not dissimilar to contemporary Cushitic-speaking groups further north. We argue that Maili Sita exemplifies the broad migratory and cultural exchange networks in place during the mid- to late second millennium AD, with pastoralist occupants who were both physically and culturally mobile.

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2016. Vol. 51, no 4, p. 507-530
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Historical ecology, geoarchaeology, pastoralism, Laikipia, Kenya
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-316627DOI: 10.1080/0067270X.2016.1249587ISI: 000392672000006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-316627DiVA, id: diva2:1078576
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Annual European-Archaeological-Association Conference, SEP, 2015, Glasgow, SCOTLAND
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EU, European Research Council, MEXT-CT-2006-042704
Available from: 2017-03-06 Created: 2017-03-06 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved

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