University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Nina Johnson

Tracking East African Cattle Herders from Prehistory to the Present

By: Kathleen Ryan and Williams Fitts and Mulu Muia and Nina Johnson and Hannah Lau

The herding of domesticated animals permits food production to be extended into many areas of the world too arid for sustainable agriculture, such as the Eurasian steppes, the American short-grass plains, and the African savannas. The productivity of these herdsĀ is multiplied several times over if dairying is practiced. Cattle herding, as well as dairying, has […]