Paleoenvironmental reconstructions for the Horn of Africa: Interdisciplinary perspectives on strategy and significance

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Paleoenvironmental reconstructions for the Horn of Africa: Interdisciplinary perspectives on strategy and significance. / Hildebrand, Elisabeth A.; Brandt, Steven A.; Friis, Ib; Demissew, Sebsebe.

Trees, Grasses and Crops. People and Plants in Sub-Saharan Africa and Beyond. ed. / Barbara Eichhorn; Alexa Höhn. Bonn : Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt, Bonn, Germany, 2019. p. 187-210 (Frankfurter Archäologische Schriften/Frankfurt Archaeological Studies, Vol. 37).

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Harvard

Hildebrand, EA, Brandt, SA, Friis, I & Demissew, S 2019, Paleoenvironmental reconstructions for the Horn of Africa: Interdisciplinary perspectives on strategy and significance. in B Eichhorn & A Höhn (eds), Trees, Grasses and Crops. People and Plants in Sub-Saharan Africa and Beyond. Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt, Bonn, Germany, Bonn, Frankfurter Archäologische Schriften/Frankfurt Archaeological Studies, vol. 37, pp. 187-210.

APA

Hildebrand, E. A., Brandt, S. A., Friis, I., & Demissew, S. (2019). Paleoenvironmental reconstructions for the Horn of Africa: Interdisciplinary perspectives on strategy and significance. In B. Eichhorn, & A. Höhn (Eds.), Trees, Grasses and Crops. People and Plants in Sub-Saharan Africa and Beyond (pp. 187-210). Bonn: Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt, Bonn, Germany. Frankfurter Archäologische Schriften/Frankfurt Archaeological Studies, Vol.. 37

Vancouver

Hildebrand EA, Brandt SA, Friis I, Demissew S. Paleoenvironmental reconstructions for the Horn of Africa: Interdisciplinary perspectives on strategy and significance. In Eichhorn B, Höhn A, editors, Trees, Grasses and Crops. People and Plants in Sub-Saharan Africa and Beyond. Bonn: Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt, Bonn, Germany. 2019. p. 187-210. (Frankfurter Archäologische Schriften/Frankfurt Archaeological Studies, Vol. 37).

Author

Hildebrand, Elisabeth A. ; Brandt, Steven A. ; Friis, Ib ; Demissew, Sebsebe. / Paleoenvironmental reconstructions for the Horn of Africa: Interdisciplinary perspectives on strategy and significance. Trees, Grasses and Crops. People and Plants in Sub-Saharan Africa and Beyond. editor / Barbara Eichhorn ; Alexa Höhn. Bonn : Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt, Bonn, Germany, 2019. pp. 187-210 (Frankfurter Archäologische Schriften/Frankfurt Archaeological Studies, Vol. 37).

Bibtex

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