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Domesticaton of African Cattle
Discussion of the domestication of cattle in Africa.
# 122581 | 3,750 words | 40 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (Asian) , Biology (Zoology)

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This paper gives an in depth analysis of the domestication of cattle in Africa that demonstrates that African cattle are unique. This domestication occurred prior to the domestication of plants.The geographical and genetic reasons for early domestication of animals in Africa is also highlighted.

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"Most anthropologists believe that the roots of civilization occurred with the discovery of agriculture. By agriculture, however, they typically refer to the activity of planting fields, raising crops and reaping a harvest. Indeed the effect that agriculture has had on human society is profound and includes higher population densities and urban stratified social systems. Indeed some scholars even posit that the global distribution of wealth and power today may descend from variations in the characteristics and timing of early food production. (Marshall) When scholars refer to early food production however..."

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