chapter  11
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First Farmers in Egypt and Tropical Africa

We know something of their lifeways from excavations at ancient camps in Wadi Kubbaniya dating to between 17000 and 15000 b.c., northwest of Aswan in Upper Egypt (Wendorf et al., 1980). The tiny settlements, little more than scatters of stone tools, bones, and charcoal, lay atop sandy dunes about 3 km (1.9 miles) from the narrow Nile floodplain. Rising floodwaters inundated

TABLE 11.1 Cultural developments in Southwestern Asia, the Nile Valley, and Africa,10000 to 2000 B.C.