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Report on Wild Yam Domestication Experiment

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Abstract

Gainin;; insiglil inro tllc origin:; ol' yam dmnicslic:!~ion 11;:;
cngagcd 11ic alLcnl.ion oC scliol:us, cspccinlly ;\rcl~xologi:i\s,
bo~misrs,li nguists, ctllnogreplicrs and his~oi.ians. Arc11;lcocthnokmtai~
icnl nnu linguistic cvidcnccs lc~itl 10 assi!;n xi-cat
anliqui~yL O ll~cdom,.:;tication or yam i n M'cs~ACricn,c :;pcci;illy
i l l 111ca i-ca lyinl; casi of tlic Bandaix: !ti\il. iii ~ l Iv~orcy C o a s ~
ant1 wcsrorlhc C:r,l?crou~ri angc (illcxrr~rdc1r 975). I