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    Quote Originally Posted by beyoku View Post
    Source ?

    Anyone have any hypothesis on autosomal affinity?
    Nabta Playa and Its Role in Northeastern African Prehistory, Fred Wendorf
    and Romuald Schild
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    There probably was not in fact an independent domestication of cattle in North Africa. Agro-pastoralism in Africa is an import from the Middle East.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10...963-017-9112-9

    It is concluded that (a) Bos remains from the early Holocene at Nabta Playa—Bir Kiseiba were those of
    hunted aurochs; (b) domesticated caprines were likely present in Northeast Africa
    before domesticated cattle; and (c) the domesticated cattle spreading across
    Northeast and northern Africa, including Nabta Playa—Bir Kiseiba, from the late
    seventh millennium BC or early sixth millennium BC onwards were descendants of
    Bos taurus domesticated in the Middle Euphrates area of the Middle East.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuaMan View Post
    There probably was not in fact an independent domestication of cattle in North Africa. Agro-pastoralism in Africa is an import from the Middle East.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10...963-017-9112-9
    I am familiar with the alternative explanations to Wendorf and Schild. They have been present from since the first day the seminal study by the two were published. This review is just an updated version of it. The review gives a comprehensive list of all teh evidence to support the domestication of cattle in Africa, and then just goes "Meh, it doesn't matter. They did not domesticate it!" Can we try to tell the difference between the opinions of researchers and the data they present? Wendorf and Schild remain resolute and stand behind their original conclusions, and they have published a number of updates.
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