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Mapping food production in hyper-arid and arid Saharan Africa in the holocene: a view from the present

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dc.contributor.author Lancelotti, Carla
dc.contributor.author Biagetti, Stefano
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-07T07:39:32Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-07T07:39:32Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Lancelotti C, Biagetti S. Mapping food production in hyper-arid and arid Saharan Africa in the holocene: a view from the present. Quaternary. 2021 Apr 22;4(2):13. DOI: 10.3390/quat4020013
dc.identifier.issn 2571-550X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/47353
dc.description.abstract The reconstruction of land use practices in hyper-arid Saharan Africa is often hampered by the accuracy of the available tools and by unconscious biases that see these areas as marginal and inhospitable. Considered that this has been for a long time the living space of pastoral mobile communities, new research is showing that agriculture might have been more important in these areas than previously thought. In this paper, after a review of present-day land use strategies in Saharan Africa, we show how ethnographic and ethnoarchaeological data can offer us a different point of view and help in better defining land use and food production strategies in this area. Ultimately, these insights can be integrated into the ongoing efforts to reconstruct past land use globally.
dc.description.sponsorship This research and the APC were funded by the European Research Council, grant number ERC-Stg-2017 759800, RAINDROPS project.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.relation.ispartof Quaternary. 2021 Apr 22;4(2):13
dc.rights © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title Mapping food production in hyper-arid and arid Saharan Africa in the holocene: a view from the present
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/quat4020013
dc.subject.keyword Drylands
dc.subject.keyword Land use
dc.subject.keyword Aridity index
dc.subject.keyword Ethnography
dc.subject.keyword Ethnoarchaeology
dc.subject.keyword Pastoralism
dc.subject.keyword Agriculture
dc.subject.keyword LandCover6K
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/759800
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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