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The Archaeo-ecology of East African Pastoralism: Recent Work at Lolldaiga Hills

By Oliver Boles, University College London, Institute of Archaeology

Pastoralist economies, relying on the keeping of cattle to meet their subsistence needs, have existed in Kenya for at least 3000 years, when a drying climate in the Sahara encouraged herders to move south from the Nile Valley and southern Ethiopia, becoming integrated with hunter-gatherers.