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An historical ecology of cattle in Mozambique
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, African and Comparative Archaeology. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development, CSD Uppsala, Centre for Environment and Development Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9248-5516
2018 (English)In: At Nature’s Edge: the global present and long-term history / [ed] Cederlöf, Gunnel ; Rangarajan, Mahesh, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
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No account of human nature history can be complete without the complimentary story of one of our companion species. Cattle in many parts of Africa, as also other parts of the world are highly prized and loved, sharing the destinies of the people who rear them. By structuring the narrative around cattle: its biology, selection and breeding history, and tracing the social webs and markets of cattle we allow them to become agents of history. In this narrative the relations between cattle, people and landscapes are central to how history unfolded and nature was remade. Rather than structuring the narrative chronologically or along a cultural-history continuum, I will here attempt to focus on nodes of connections in the long history of the relationships of cattle and people. The historical ecology of cattle illustrates the intricate and long term relationship between people, cattle, and landscapes, and the ecological skills of farmers and herders. Cattle herding in southern Africa demand a good ecological understanding of landscape dynamics. Traditional cattle keeping are ecologically well suited to meet the environmental constraints of episodic disease and episodic droughts. Contrary to industrialised forms of cattle rearing, traditional cattle keeping remain an enterprise that is low in environmental cost. Cattle usually roam freely over large distances and grazing is low intensive and crucial for biodiversity and to keep the landscape open.

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New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-390703Libris ID: t3dm3wl6rn09fvd6ISBN: 9780199489077 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-390703DiVA, id: diva2:1342555
Available from: 2019-08-13 Created: 2019-08-13 Last updated: 2019-08-28Bibliographically approved

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