Short Name: GbJj1
Period: Middle Holocene
Culture/Industry: Pastoral Neolithic
Localization: Koobi Fora
Collection Date: 1984
Collector: MERRICK & WANDIBBA
Material Culture: Pottery
Site Name: Jarigole Stone Pillar Site
Catalogue: # KNM-3653-2
4 thousand years ago to today
statuette of human and animals form.
Rather suddenly, eastern Africa dried out. All lakes become smaller, many dried up completely. Plant and animal life responded accordingly as forests gave way to grasslands and grasslands gave way to shrublands. Humans also responded by introducing livestock (goats, cattle) to the region. Animal pastoralism became a way of life. Similar to Neolithic revolutions elsewhere, the people of Kenya developed specialized tools and methods to produce food rather than just procuring it. In the north, large stone ceremonial cemeteries were built. In the south, people practiced a mix of foraging and animal husbandry.