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Title: Enhancing ethno-pedology: integrated approaches to Kanuri and Shuwa Arab definitions in the Kala–Balge region, northeast Nigeria
Authors: Adderley, W Paul
Simpson, Ian
Kirscht, Holger
Adam, Mohammed
Spencer, Joel Q
Sanderson, David C W
Contact Email: w.p.adderley@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Nigeria
Sahel
Soil
Ethnopedology
Lake Chad
Kanuri
Shuwa Arab
Settlement
Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dating
Issue Date: Sep-2004
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Adderley WP, Simpson I, Kirscht H, Adam M, Spencer JQ & Sanderson DCW (2004) Enhancing ethno-pedology: integrated approaches to Kanuri and Shuwa Arab definitions in the Kala–Balge region, northeast Nigeria, CATENA, 58 (1), pp. 41-64.
Abstract: Ethno-pedology, the systematic definition and classification of indigenous technical knowledge of soil attributes, has often ignored scientific knowledge of soil properties. This paper considers one ethno-pedological class, cesa–goz soils, managed by Kanuri and Shuwa Arab peoples in the Kala–Balge region, northeast Nigeria. Soil micromorphology demonstrates that these soils have been managed in different ways over extended periods, defined by optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating. This has resulted in discrete soil types, indicating that ethnopedological soil classification can be enhanced by integrating it with scientifically defined soil properties and chronologies. These observations carry major implications for the application of ethnopedology approaches to land management development and the understanding of landscape history.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/1513
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2003.12.003
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Affiliation: Biological and Environmental Sciences
Biological and Environmental Sciences
Goethe University Frankfurt
University of Maiduguri
Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre

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