Roger Blench: Ethnoscience: plants

Home

 

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.

 

General

 

Date

Reference

Status

2016

Reconstructing African agrarian prehistory by combining different sources of evidence: methodological considerations and examples for west African economic plants. In: News from the Past; Progress in African Archaeobotany. Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on African Archaeobotany, Vienna, 2-5th July, 2012. U. Thanheiser ed. 13-26.  Groningen: Barkhuis.

Published

2014

New reconstructions of West African economic plants. In: Language and history in the light of reconstructions. FAB (2010). J. Adelberger & R. Leger eds. 111-149. Rüdiger Köppe: Köln

Published

2014

African Agricultural Tools: Implications of Synchronic Ethnography for Agrarian History. In: Archaeology of African plant use. C.J. Stevens, S. Nixon, M-A. Murray & D.Q. Fuller eds. 243-257. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Published

2007

Using linguistics to reconstruct African subsistence systems: comparing crop names to trees and livestock. In: Rethinking agriculture; archaeological and ethnoarchaeological perspectives. T. Denham, J. Iriarte & L. Vrydaghs eds. pp. 408-438. Walnut Creek, California: Left Coast Press.

Published

 

 

Plant names in African languages

 

Individual languages

 

Language

Dagbani (Gur, Northern Ghana)

Hausa (Afroasiatic, Nigeria, Niger)

Nupe (Benue-Congo, Nigeria)

Fulfulde (West Atlantic, Nigeria)

Ịzọn (Ijoid, Nigeria)

 

 

Image Gallery

 

 

Top of the Document