Sustainability and subsistence systems in a changing Sudan: ethnobotanical and archaeobotanical investigations into past, present and future crop choices.Summary points of this interim project report: Interviews with farmers have revealed dramatic, little-recorded changes in crops grown over the last 100 years in north Sudan. Traditional agricultural knowledge is rapidly disappearing with some information only remembered by elderly farmers. Several cereals and pulses that were the...
Ryan, Philippa ; Homewood, Katherine
Journal articleThis paper presents the results of integrated geoarchaeological and archaeobotanical analyses of desiccated and charred ovicaprid dung pellets from the New Kingdom pharaonic settlement of Amara West (Sudan). These analyses reveal diagnostic phytolithic evidence for considerable variations in plant diet amongst the site’s ovicaprid population. These data shed light on...
Dalton, Matthew ; Ryan, Philippa