Why did foraging, horticulture and pastoralism persist after the Neolithic transition? The oasis theory of agricultural intensification

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Vol/Iss. 378(1883) Royal Society Published In Pages: ??
By Medupe, Dithapelo, Roberts, Sean G., Shenk, Mary K., Glowacki, Luke


In African societies, specific kinds of biodiversity will be negatively correlated to agriculture intensity.


The specific kind of biodiversity includes elephants, malaria, and tsetse flies. Only tsetse fly presence has a significant negative correlation with agriculture intensity.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Bayesian regression modelsMarginally supportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Agriculture intensityDependentTillage
Specific kinds of biodiversityIndependentClimate, Fauna, Flora