Land use history and resource utilisation from A.D. 400 to the present, at Chibuene, southern Mozambique




This paper discusses changing patterns of resource utilisation over time in the locality of Chibuene, Vilankulos, situated on the coastal plain of southern Mozambique. The macroscopic charcoal, bone and shell assemblages from archaeological excavations are presented and discussed against the off-site palaeoecological records from pollen, fungal spores and microscopic charcoal. The Chibuene landscape has experienced four phases of land use and resource utilisation that have interacted with changes in the environment. Phase 1 (A.D. 400–900), forest savanna mosaic, low intensity cattle herding and cultivation, trade of resources for domestic use. Phase 2 (A.D. 900–1400), forest savanna mosaic, high intensity extensive cultivation.


Veget Hist Archaeobot






- Inhambane


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Florestal;
- Outra biodiversidade terrestre


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Uso Sustentável da Biodiversidade


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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