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Food for thought: genetic, historical and ethnobotanical studies of taro Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott in Africa

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The presence of exotic plants both in Africa and in Asia has long attracted the attention of scholars who have attempted to understand the human activities linked to them. Archaeological and ethnographic evidence for the reconstruction of these activities is often very limited, but indirect methods such as the study of DNA have become useful tools in building models of early human dispersal. Among the plants that were carried across the Indian Ocean, sometimes known as the “tropical food k...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Archaeology,School of - Archaeology & the History of Art,Research Laboratory for
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Funding agency for:
Ilaria Maria Grimaldi
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:dd51f25e-41b9-4a4a-8b49-d7891b213550
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ora:9803

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