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The agricultural revolution in prehistory : why did foragers become farmers?, Graeme Barker

Label
The agricultural revolution in prehistory : why did foragers become farmers?
Title
The agricultural revolution in prehistory
Title remainder
why did foragers become farmers?
Statement of responsibility
Graeme Barker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Agricultural Revolution in Prehistory addresses one of the most debated and least understood revolutions in the history of our species - the change from foraging (hunting and gathering) to farming. Ten thousand years ago there were few if any communities whom we can properly call farmers; five thousand years later, large numbers of the world's population were farmers, using a wide variety of crops and animals in different combinations in different regions. The possible reasons for the transition have long been one of the most controversial topics in archaeology, and continue to be so." "Graeme Barker integrates a massive array of information from archaeology (including archaeological approaches right across the humanities and science spectrum), together with many other disciplines including anthropology, botany, climatology, genetics, linguistics, and zoology. Against current orthodoxy, he develops a strong case for the parallel development of geographically specific agricultural systems in many areas of the world, transformations in the lifeways of forager societies that in some cases have origins reaching much further back in time that commonly suggested. Barker argues that the change from foraging to farming was as much about foragers developing new ways of thinking about their relationship to the world they inhabited as about new ways of obtaining food. The Agricultural Revolution in Prehistory is clearly written, without jargon, and includes a large number of helpful line drawings and photographs as well as a comprehensive bibliography. It will be essential reading for all students of archaeology, as well as specialists in the various fields, and it is also intended for the interested general reader."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barker, Graeme
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agriculture, Prehistoric
  • Agriculture
  • Plants, Cultivated
  • Plant remains (Archaeology)
Label
The agricultural revolution in prehistory : why did foragers become farmers?, Graeme Barker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-526) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Approaches to the origins of agriculture.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Understanding foragers.
  • p. 42
  • 3.
  • Identifying foragers and farmers.
  • p. 73
  • 4.
  • 'hearth of domestication'? : transitions to farming in south-west Asia.
  • p. 104
  • 5.
  • Central and south Asia : the wheat/rice frontier.
  • p. 149
  • 6.
  • Rice and forest farming in east and south-east Asia.
  • p. 182
  • 7.
  • Weed, tuber, and maize farming in the Americas.
  • p. 231
  • 8.
  • Africa : Afro-Asiatic pastoralists and Bantu farmers?.
  • p. 273
  • 9.
  • Transitions to farming in Europe : Ex Oriente Lux?.
  • p. 325
  • 10.
  • agricultural revolution in prehistory : why did foragers become farmers?.
  • p. 382
Control code
ocm64554643
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 598 p.
Isbn
9780199281091
Lccn
2006018538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The agricultural revolution in prehistory : why did foragers become farmers?, Graeme Barker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-526) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Approaches to the origins of agriculture.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Understanding foragers.
  • p. 42
  • 3.
  • Identifying foragers and farmers.
  • p. 73
  • 4.
  • 'hearth of domestication'? : transitions to farming in south-west Asia.
  • p. 104
  • 5.
  • Central and south Asia : the wheat/rice frontier.
  • p. 149
  • 6.
  • Rice and forest farming in east and south-east Asia.
  • p. 182
  • 7.
  • Weed, tuber, and maize farming in the Americas.
  • p. 231
  • 8.
  • Africa : Afro-Asiatic pastoralists and Bantu farmers?.
  • p. 273
  • 9.
  • Transitions to farming in Europe : Ex Oriente Lux?.
  • p. 325
  • 10.
  • agricultural revolution in prehistory : why did foragers become farmers?.
  • p. 382
Control code
ocm64554643
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 598 p.
Isbn
9780199281091
Lccn
2006018538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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