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Collecting Food, Cultivating People: Subsistence and Society in Central Africa

Kathryn M. de Luna


Collecting Food, Cultivating People is a three thousand year history both of agricultural societies from the perspective of those farmers who also hunted, fished, and gathered and of the central and southern African savannas from the perspective of those who lived not within the orbits of its famous precolonial kingdoms, but within a central frontier encircled by those polities. Cereal agriculture and trade are often considered axiomatic to political change in the premodern world. Instead, political innovation in farming societies in precolonial central Africa was actually contingent on develo ... More

Keywords: Botatwe, Fishing, Hunting, Neolithic, Precolonial Africa, Subsistence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300218534
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300218534.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathryn M. de Luna, author
Georgetown University