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  • Ancient African herders had lasting ecological impact on grazed lands

    U. of I. anthropology professor Stanley Ambrose

    U. of I. anthropology professor Stanley Ambrose and his colleagues found that ancient herding sites increased ecological diversity on the African savanna. Sites where herders penned their animals became fertile hotspots that still nourish large communities of herbivores.

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Stanley Ambrose, call 217-244-3504; email ambrose@illinois.edu.  

    The paper “Ancient herders enriched and restructured African grasslands” is available from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0456-9