Roger Blench: Ethnoscience: plants

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This page covers anything I have written on plants in general, as well as links to pages of images of plants, both in markets and within an archaeobotanical context.

 

A. Ethnobotany: general topics

 

Title

Year

Status

Reconstructing African agrarian prehistory by combining different sources of evidence: methodological considerations and examples for west African economic plants. Paper submitted for the proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on African Archaeobotany, Vienna, 2-5th July, 2012.

2012

Submitted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Plant names in African languages

 

Substantial guides

 

Language

 

 

 

Dagbani

Gur, (Northern Ghana)

Nupe

Benue-Congo, (Nigeria)

Hausa

Afroasiatic, (Nigeria, Niger)

Fulfulde

West Atlantic, (Nigeria)

Ịzọn

Ijoid, (Nigeria)

 

 

 

Datasheets

 

My main data on plant names consists of datasheets gathered over the years in various parts of Africa. The datasheets are posted under the appropriate language section of this website, but below are links for ease of access.

 

Niger-Congo

Benue-Congo

Bantoid

 

 

Bafut

Ngiemboon

Ngomba

Yamba

Chufie’

 

 

 

 

 

Afroasiatic

Chadic

West

 

 

Mwaghavul

 

 

 

 

 

C. Image Gallery

 

 

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