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Across the Indian Ocean: the prehistoric movement of plants and animals

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Dorian Q Fuller
Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31–34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY, UK (Email:
Nicole Boivin
School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, New Barnett House, 28 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HU, UK
Tom Hoogervorst
School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, New Barnett House, 28 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HU, UK
Robin Allaby
School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Wellesbourne, Warwick CV35 9EF, UK
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Here is a major research project that is peopling the Indian Ocean with prehistoric seafarers exchanging native crops and stock between Africa and India. Not the least exciting part of the work is the authors' contention that the prime movers of this maritime adventure were not the great empires but a multitude of small-scale entrepreneurs.

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