Africa, the Cradle of Human Diversity : Cultural and Biological Approaches to Uncover African Diversity / edited by Cesar Fortes-Lima, Ezekia Mtetwa, and Carina Schlebusch.

Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First edition.
Published/​Created
  • Leiden, The Netherlands : Brill, [2022]
  • ©2022
Description
1 online resource (xi, 333 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)

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Series
  • African-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (Series) ; Volume 26. [More in this series]
  • Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies ; Volume 26
Summary note
This book brings together experts from several disciplines, reviewing and discussing our current knowledge of the complex history, biological diversity and behavioral evolution of African populations. The collection provides a valuable resource for students and researchers from various fields.; Readership: This book offers accessible knowledge from a multidisciplinary perspective to students, scholars and researchers interested in human evolutionary history, population genetics, archaeology, paleogenomics, anthropology, and related disciplines.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Description based on print version record.
Language note
English
Contents
  • Intro
  • Contents
  • Figures and Tables
  • Figures
  • Tables
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: Engagement Cross-Disciplinary Research in Africa
  • Editor's Acknowledgements
  • Editorial Note
  • Part 1. Early Humans in Africa
  • 1. A Southern African Perspective on Human Origins Research between 500 000 and 50 000 Years Ago
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 The 'Origins' of 'Human Origins' Research in Southern Africa
  • 3 Becoming Human in Southern Africa
  • 4 Human Occupation and Populations ~500 000 to >
  • 350 000 Years Ago
  • 5 Human Occupation and Populations ~350 000 to >
  • 250 000 Years Ago
  • 6 Human Occupation and Populations ~250 000 to >
  • 150 000 Years Ago
  • 7 Human Occupation and Populations ~150 000 to >
  • 50 000 Years Ago
  • 8 Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • 2. Further Notes on the Ngaloba Industry, a Middle Stone Age Assemblage Directly Associated
  • 2 Synthesis of Middle Stone Age Industry
  • 3 Study Area
  • 4 Material and Methods
  • 5 Results
  • 6 Discussion and Conclusions
  • Part 2. Cultural Transitions in Africa
  • 3. West-Central African Diversity from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, Continuities and Transitions
  • 2 Climatic Changes
  • 3 Hunter-Gatherers
  • 4 Genetic Background of Hunter-Gatherers
  • 5 Probable Interaction between Late Hunter-Gatherers and the Earliest Villagers
  • 6 Rock art
  • 7 Interaction among Early Villagers
  • 8 Iron Working
  • 9 Cultural Transitions
  • 10 The Okala Group
  • 11 The Oveng Group
  • 12 The Nandá and Angondjé Groups
  • 13 The Nandá Group
  • 14 The Angondjé Group
  • 15 Conclusions
  • 4. Ancient Urban Assemblages and Complex Spatial and Socio-Political Organization in Iron Age
  • 2 Socio-Political and Economic Transformations.
  • 3 The Development of Complexity: Urbanism, Monumentality and the Zimbabwe Culture
  • 4 Defining Urbanism
  • 5 Urbanism and the Zimbabwe Culture Architecture
  • 6 Power, Status and Architecture: Costly Signalling and the Zimbabwe Culture
  • 7 Costly Signalling Theory
  • 8 Understandings of Costly Signalling
  • 9 Costly Signalling at Great Zimbabwe
  • 10 Khami and Other Zimbabwe Culture Sites
  • 11 Zimbabwe Culture Stone Buildings Decoration as Costly Signalling
  • 12 Elite Domestic Architecture as Costly Signalling
  • 13 Participation in Costly Signalling and the Zimbabwe Culture
  • 14 The Spatial and Socio-Political Organization of the Zimbabwe Culture Centres
  • 15 Socio-Political Organization and the Zimbabwe Culture Settlement Pattern
  • 16 Zimbabwe Culture Urban Complexes in the Political Context
  • 17 Conclusions
  • 5. Diversity and Variability in the Preindustrial Iron-Smelting Technologies of Great Zimbabwe
  • 1.1 The Physical Landscape of Iron Production in Great Zimbabwe
  • 1.2 Archaeological Surveys and Excavations: A Brief Note
  • 2 Results
  • 2.1 Chigaramboni
  • 2.2 Mashava
  • 2.3 Mutevedzi
  • 2.4 Boroma
  • 2.5 Veza A
  • 2.6 Veza B
  • 2.7 Goose Bay
  • 2.8 Sviba
  • 2.9 Chronology
  • 3 Discussion
  • 3.1 Furnaces
  • 3.2 Tuyeres
  • 3.3 Slags
  • 4 Conclusions
  • 6. Grappling with Diversity in Livestock-Related, Non-Agriculturist Archaeology
  • 2 Review of the Archaeological Evidence from Approximately 3000 BP, Southern Africa
  • 3 Distribution of the Southern African Lactase Persistence Allele, -14010*C Compared to the Archaeological Evidence for Livestock
  • Part 3. Genomic Research of Ancient and Modern Populations in Africa
  • 7. Paleogenomics of the Neolithic Transition in North Africa
  • 1 Introduction.
  • 2 What We Knew before Paleogenomics: Modern DNA Evidence on the Neolithic Transition in North Africa
  • 3 The Ancient DNA and Paleogenomics Revolutions
  • 4 Ancient Genomes from North Africa and What They Tell Us about the Neolithic Transition
  • 4.1 Taforalt (Morocco): A Eurasian Origin for North African Upper Paleolithic Populations
  • 4.2 Ifri n'Amr o'Moussa (Morocco): Cultural Diffusion or in situ Development Explains the Early Phase of the Neolithic Transition in North Africa
  • 5 Kef el Baround (Morocco): Late Neolithic in North Africa is Explained by a Demic Diffusion Model
  • 6 Conclusions
  • 8. Ancient DNA Studies and African Population History
  • 2 Investigating Human History
  • 3 Ancient DNA in Africa
  • 3.1 North Africa
  • 3.2 Sub-Sahara Africa
  • 3.3 Migrations of Food Producers in Sub-Sahara Africa
  • 3.4 Sub-Sahara Africa before Farming
  • 4 Future of Ancient DNA research
  • 9. The H3Africa Consortium: Publication Outputs of a Pan-African Genomics Collaboration
  • 2 Identification of Publications and Categorization
  • 3 Marker Paper and Cohort Descriptions
  • 4 Governance, Ethics, Community Engagement and Biobanking
  • 5 Epidemiological Studies on Diseases, Traits and Risk Factors
  • 6 Disease-Associated Behaviour and Awareness Studies
  • 7 Genetics and Genomics Studies
  • 8 Bioinformatics and Genomics Capacity Development
  • 9 Microbiome and Pathogen Studies
  • 10 Epilogue - H3Africa Data in Population-Genetics Research
  • 11 Conclusions
  • 10. Disentangling the Impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in African Diaspora Populations
  • 2 Brief Introduction about the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Abolitionist Movement
  • 3 Genetic History of African-Descendants in North America.
  • 4 Genetic Heritage of African-Descendants in South America
  • 5 Admixture Histories of African-Descendants in the Caribbean
  • 6 Paleogenomics Studies in the Context of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • 7 Conclusions and Future Directions
  • Index.
ISBN
90-04-50022-7
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