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The Agricultural Revolution in Prehistory

Why Did Foragers Become Farmers?

The Agricultural Revolution in Prehistory
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This book addresses one of the most debated and least understood revolutions in the history of our species, the change from hunting and gathering to farming. Graeme Barker takes a global view, integrating an array of information from archaeology and other disciplines including anthropology, botany, climatology, genetics, linguistics, and zoology. - ;The Agricultural Revolution in Prehistory addresses one of the most debated and least understood revolutions in the history of our species, the change from hunting and gathering to farming. Graeme Barker takes a global view, and integrates a massive array of information from archaeology and many other disciplines, including anthropology, botany, climatology, genetics, linguistics, and zoology. Against current orthodoxy, Barker develops a strong case for the development

of agricultural systems in many areas as transformations in the life-ways of the indigenous forager societies, and argues that these were as much changes in social norms and ideologies as in ways of obtaining food. With a large number of helpful line drawings and photographs as well as a comprehensive

bibliography, this authoritative study will appeal to a wide general readership as well as to specialists in a variety of fields. -

Oxford University Press; January 2009
615 pages; ISBN 9780191557668
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