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An early date for cattle from Namaqualand, South Africa: implications for the origins of herding in southern Africa

  • Jayson Orton (a1), Peter Mitchell (a2), Richard Klein (a3), Teresa Steele (a4) and K. Ann Horsburgh (a5)...

When did cattle come to South Africa? Radiocarbon dates on a newly found cow horn indicates a time in the early first millennium AD. In a study of the likely context for the advent of cattle herding, the authors favour immigrants moving along a western route through Namibia.

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