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One project has caught my attention called the ‘Prehistoric Kalahari Desert Settlements”. Adrianne Daggett is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University, specializing in Later Holocene southern African archaeology. She is conducting research on farmers and how they survived in the Kalahari Desert.
Daggett’s project will seek to understand the way the unique resources of the Makgadikgadi Pans, a giant salt pan complex in northeastern Botswana, may have contributed to the social and economic development of the community in this area that grew cereals, kept sheep and goats, and traded with other regions of southern Africa for a century or more.
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Hunter and Habitat in the Central Kalahari Desert
Smithsonian Folkways FW-04487-CCD Music of Kung Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert- Africa