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This article discusses new archaeobotanical evidence from Sheikh/Bir el-Obeiyid sites at the northern edge of the Farafra Oasis, Egypt. These sites were seasonal base camps, populated by semi-sedentary groups who engaged in intensive exploitation of the resources available in the surrounding environment during the Holocene. The study shows clear evidence for gathering and use of Sorghum and other species of small-seeded wild grasses.

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This page is a summary of: New Data on Plant Use in the Eastern Sahara: The Macro-Remain Assemblage from Sheikh el-Obeiyid Villages and Bir el-Obeiyid Playa, Farafra Oasis, Egyptian Western Desert, Journal of African Archaeology, December 2021, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/21915784-bja10009.
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