What is it about?
Forest contraction in central Africa around 4000 yrs BP then fragmentation of the central forest core around 2500 yrs BP.
Why is it important?
The linguistic data converge with the palaeoenvironmental data - and also genetic data (see a recent paper by Patin & al., 2017, in Science) to explain the ways and the timing of the Bantu migration trough central Africa.
The following have contributed to this page: Jean MALEY