George F Somsel wrote:
> In the article this objection is dealt with by stating that the quantity found was in excess of what could have grown without cultivation in even a good year. I personally find it unlikely that hunter-gatherers would have horded their finds for more than one year.
Whether one does accepts the early cattle domestication date of the 9th
millennium BC for North Africa, or the later date of the Middle
Neolithic, the grain storage pits at Nabta Playa show that
pre-agriculturalists did indeed undertake what you find to be unlikely.
The real question concerns regional variability in timing and occurrence.
Best, Mikey Brass
MA in Archaeology degree, University College London
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