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Origins of Agriculture : An International Perspective

Origins of Agriculture : An International Perspective - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0817353490

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ISBN13: 978-0817353490
ISBN10: 0817353496
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Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Published: 2006
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Origins of Agriculture : An International Perspective - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0817353490

C. Wesley Cowan and Patty Jo Eds. Watson

ISBN13: 978-0817353490
ISBN10: 0817353496
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: University of Alabama Press

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

The eight case studies in this book -- each a synthesis of available knowledge about the origins of agriculture in a specific region of the globe -- enable scholars in diverse disciplines to examine humanity's transition to agricultural societies.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
1 Introduction
2 Prehistoric Plant Domestication in East Asia
3 The Origins of Plant Cultivation in the Near East
4 Indigenous African Agriculture
5 The Origins of Crop Agriculture in Europe
6 Prehistoric Plant Husbandry in Eastern North America
7 Earliest Plant Cultivation in the Desert Borderlands of North America
8 The Origins of Agriculture in Mesoamerica and Central America
9 The Origins of Plant Cultivation in South America
10 Some Concluding Remarks
Index

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