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Food, Fuel and Fields. Progress in African Archaeobotany. By Katharina Neumann, Ann Butler & Stefanie Kahlheber (eds.). Africa Praehistorica 15. Heinrich Barth Institut, Köln, 2003, 304 pp., 105 figures, 45 tables. ISBN 3-927688-20-7. Price EUR 48.00.

Food, Fuel and Fields. Progress in African Archaeobotany. By Katharina Neumann, Ann Butler &... Food, Fuel and Fields. Progress in African Archaeobotany. By Katharina Neumann, Ann Butler & Stefanie Kahlheber (eds.). Africa Praehistorica 15. Heinrich Barth Institut, Köln, 2003, 304 pp., 105 figures, 45 tables. ISBN 3-927688-20-7. Price EUR 48.00. Archaeobotanists have made great strides in Africa over the past few years. The book "Food, Fuel, and Fields: Progress in African Archaeobotany" is certainly illustrative of this trend. It reflects the breadth and depth of current archaeobotanical research in Africa, and in so doing incorporates an interesting assortment of contributions ranging from high quality site reports to insightful regional syntheses. Nineteen papers are divided into four themes: Domestication History of African Crops; Archaeobotany of North Africa and the Canary Isles; Wood for Fuel and Crafts; and Out of Africa, Contacts with Asia. Most papers were delivered at the 3rd International Workshop on African Archaeobotany, held in Frankfurt in July 2000. Over one-half of the contributions report on fieldwork undertaken in Egypt, the Near East or South Asia, which have more extensive archaeobotanical records compared to sub-Saharan Africa where, as is evident in this volume, more work is urgently needed. The first section on domestication history includes four in-depth investigations of individual crops, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of African Archaeology Brill

Food, Fuel and Fields. Progress in African Archaeobotany. By Katharina Neumann, Ann Butler & Stefanie Kahlheber (eds.). Africa Praehistorica 15. Heinrich Barth Institut, Köln, 2003, 304 pp., 105 figures, 45 tables. ISBN 3-927688-20-7. Price EUR 48.00.

Journal of African Archaeology , Volume 2 (2): 271 – Oct 25, 2004

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© Copyright 2004 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1612-1651
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10.3213/1612-1651-10031
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Food, Fuel and Fields. Progress in African Archaeobotany. By Katharina Neumann, Ann Butler & Stefanie Kahlheber (eds.). Africa Praehistorica 15. Heinrich Barth Institut, Köln, 2003, 304 pp., 105 figures, 45 tables. ISBN 3-927688-20-7. Price EUR 48.00. Archaeobotanists have made great strides in Africa over the past few years. The book "Food, Fuel, and Fields: Progress in African Archaeobotany" is certainly illustrative of this trend. It reflects the breadth and depth of current archaeobotanical research in Africa, and in so doing incorporates an interesting assortment of contributions ranging from high quality site reports to insightful regional syntheses. Nineteen papers are divided into four themes: Domestication History of African Crops; Archaeobotany of North Africa and the Canary Isles; Wood for Fuel and Crafts; and Out of Africa, Contacts with Asia. Most papers were delivered at the 3rd International Workshop on African Archaeobotany, held in Frankfurt in July 2000. Over one-half of the contributions report on fieldwork undertaken in Egypt, the Near East or South Asia, which have more extensive archaeobotanical records compared to sub-Saharan Africa where, as is evident in this volume, more work is urgently needed. The first section on domestication history includes four in-depth investigations of individual crops,

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Published: Oct 25, 2004

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