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date: 26 September 2022

Hunter-Gatherer, Farmer Interactions in Ugandalocked

Hunter-Gatherer, Farmer Interactions in Ugandalocked

  • Elizabeth KyazikeElizabeth KyazikeDepartment of History, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Kyambogo University

Summary

The coexistence of the Kansyore-Later Stone Age (LSA) hunter-gatherer and the Early Iron Age (EIA)-Urewe-farmer cultural materials in the same cultural deposits and environmental space can no longer be dismissed as accidental admixture. At Kansyore Island in western Uganda, it is clear that the Kansyore hunter-gatherer and Urewe-farmers are two cultural periods presumed to be widely separated in time and space but that coexist together in the same stratigraphic contexts suggesting interaction and coexistence. This implies that the line between the two is blurred. Therefore, the transition from hunting-gathering to farming was not linear but involved forward and backward movements and was not similar in all places but rather complex.

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  • Archaeology

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