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C. Mbida, W. Van Neer, H. Doutrelepont and L. Vrydaghs (2000)

Evidence for banana cultivation and animal husbandry during the first millennium BC in the forest of southern Cameroon

Journal of Archaeological Science, 27:151-162.

The faunal and botanical data from the first millennium  site of Nkang, Southern Cameroon, are presented in this paper. The analysed material, retrieved from refuse pits, comprises charcoal, phytoliths, molluscs and animal bones, which allow a reconstruction of the former environment. In addition, the site provides new insights into the emergence of food-producing communities in the African rainforest. Food procurement strategies at the site involved gathering, hunting, fishing, as well as small livestock keeping and banana cultivation. This is the earliest evidence for such practices in Central Africa.
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