University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Karega-Münene

The Origins of Pastoralism in Eastern Africa: Archaeological Exploration on the Laikpia

Research Notes

By: Kathleen Ryan and Karega-Münene

How do cattle herders such as the pastoral Maasai of East Africa, manage to survive and often prosper in harsh and unpredictable environments? Can their survival strategies provide analogies for prehistoric pastoralists who lived in similar environments? These questions were posed by one of us, Kathleen Ryan, in 1990, during her first ethnoarchaeological study in […]