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The Resource Behavioral ecology and the transition to agriculture, edited by Douglas J. Kennett and Bruce Winterhalder

Behavioral ecology and the transition to agriculture, edited by Douglas J. Kennett and Bruce Winterhalder

Label
Behavioral ecology and the transition to agriculture
Title
Behavioral ecology and the transition to agriculture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Douglas J. Kennett and Bruce Winterhalder
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume is the first collective effort by archaeologists and ethnographers to use concepts and models from human behavioral ecology to explore one of the most consequential transitions in human history: the origins of agriculture. Carefully balancing theory and detailed empirical study, and drawing from a series of ethnographic and archaeological case studies from eleven locations - including North and South America, Mesoamerica, Europe, the Near East, Africa, and the Pacific - the contributors examine the transition from hunting and gathering to farming and herding using a broad set of analytical models and concepts. These include diet breadth, central place foraging, ideal free distribution, discounting, risk sensitivity, population ecology, and costly signaling. An introductory chapter both charts the basics of the theory and notes areas of rapid advance in our understanding of how human subsistence systems evolve. Two concluding chapters by senior archaeologists reflect on the potential for human behavioral ecology to explain domestication and the transition from foraging to farming."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kennett, Douglas J
  • Winterhalder, Bruce
Series statement
Origins of human behavior and culture
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture, Prehistoric
  • Human behavior
  • Human ecology
  • Human evolution
Label
Behavioral ecology and the transition to agriculture, edited by Douglas J. Kennett and Bruce Winterhalder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Behavioral ecology and the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture/
  • Bruce Winterhalder
  • Douglas J. Kennett
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • future discounting explanation for the persistence of a mixed foraging-horticulture strategy among the Mikea of Madagascar/
  • Bram Tucker
  • p. 22
  • 3.
  • Central place foraging and food production on the Cumberland plateau, eastern Kentucky/
  • Kristen J. Gremillion
  • p. 41
  • 4.
  • Aspects of optimization and risk during the early agricultural period in southeastern Arizona/
  • Michael W. Diehl
  • Jennifer A. Waters
  • p. 63
  • 5.
  • formal model for predicting agriculture among the Fremont/
  • K. Renee Barlow
  • p. 87
  • p. 103
  • 6.
  • ecological model for the origins of maize-based food production on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico/
  • Douglas J. Kennett
  • Barbara Voorhies
  • Dean Martorana
  • 7.
  • origins of plant cultivation and domestication in the neotropics : a behavioral ecological perspective/
  • Dolores R. Piperno
  • p. 137
  • 8.
  • Costly signaling, the sexual division of labor, and animal domestication in the Andean highlands/
  • Mark Aldenderfer
  • p. 167
  • p. 197
  • 9.
  • Human behavioral ecology, domestic animals, and land use during the transition to agriculture in Valencia, eastern Spain/
  • Sarah B. McClure
  • Michael A. Jochim
  • C. Michael Barton
  • 10.
  • Breaking the rain barrier and the tropical spread of Near Eastern agriculture into southern Arabia/
  • Joy McCorriston
  • p. 217
  • 11.
  • emergence of agriculture in New Guinea : a model of continuity from pre-existing foraging practices/
  • Tim Denham
  • Huw Barton
  • p. 237
  • p. 265
  • 12.
  • ideal free distribution, food production and the colonization of Oceania/
  • Douglas Kennett
  • Atholl Anderson
  • Bruce Winterhalder
  • 13.
  • Human behavioral ecology and the transition to food production/
  • Bruce D. Smith
  • p. 289
  • 14.
  • Agriculture, archaeology, and human behavioral ecology/
  • Robert Bettinger
  • p. 304
Control code
ocm59881673
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xiii, 394 p.
Isbn
9780520246478
Lccn
2005011959
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Behavioral ecology and the transition to agriculture, edited by Douglas J. Kennett and Bruce Winterhalder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Behavioral ecology and the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture/
  • Bruce Winterhalder
  • Douglas J. Kennett
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • future discounting explanation for the persistence of a mixed foraging-horticulture strategy among the Mikea of Madagascar/
  • Bram Tucker
  • p. 22
  • 3.
  • Central place foraging and food production on the Cumberland plateau, eastern Kentucky/
  • Kristen J. Gremillion
  • p. 41
  • 4.
  • Aspects of optimization and risk during the early agricultural period in southeastern Arizona/
  • Michael W. Diehl
  • Jennifer A. Waters
  • p. 63
  • 5.
  • formal model for predicting agriculture among the Fremont/
  • K. Renee Barlow
  • p. 87
  • p. 103
  • 6.
  • ecological model for the origins of maize-based food production on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico/
  • Douglas J. Kennett
  • Barbara Voorhies
  • Dean Martorana
  • 7.
  • origins of plant cultivation and domestication in the neotropics : a behavioral ecological perspective/
  • Dolores R. Piperno
  • p. 137
  • 8.
  • Costly signaling, the sexual division of labor, and animal domestication in the Andean highlands/
  • Mark Aldenderfer
  • p. 167
  • p. 197
  • 9.
  • Human behavioral ecology, domestic animals, and land use during the transition to agriculture in Valencia, eastern Spain/
  • Sarah B. McClure
  • Michael A. Jochim
  • C. Michael Barton
  • 10.
  • Breaking the rain barrier and the tropical spread of Near Eastern agriculture into southern Arabia/
  • Joy McCorriston
  • p. 217
  • 11.
  • emergence of agriculture in New Guinea : a model of continuity from pre-existing foraging practices/
  • Tim Denham
  • Huw Barton
  • p. 237
  • p. 265
  • 12.
  • ideal free distribution, food production and the colonization of Oceania/
  • Douglas Kennett
  • Atholl Anderson
  • Bruce Winterhalder
  • 13.
  • Human behavioral ecology and the transition to food production/
  • Bruce D. Smith
  • p. 289
  • 14.
  • Agriculture, archaeology, and human behavioral ecology/
  • Robert Bettinger
  • p. 304
Control code
ocm59881673
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xiii, 394 p.
Isbn
9780520246478
Lccn
2005011959
Other physical details
ill., maps

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