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Provoking lactation by the insufflation technique as documented by the rock images of the Sahara

Jean-Loïc LE QUELLEC

en Anthropozoologica 46 (1) - Pages 65-126

Published on 30 June 2011

The Saharan rock art iconography shows that the first diffusion of cattle in Africa came with several milking techniques, which contradicts for this continent Sherratt’s hypothesis which considered milking as a “secondary revolution” which would have allowed a better exploitation of animals in arid zones.

Keywords :

Sahara, rock-art, Prehistory, milk, cattle, breeding, domestication.

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