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

  • Dorian Q Fuller (a1), Nicole Boivin (a2), Tom Hoogervorst (a2) and Robin Allaby (a3)
Abstract

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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