The Emergence of Agriculture 0716750554

Archaeologists have come to recognize that agriculture didn't just emerge in one or two places, but was independent

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The Emergence of Agriculture
 0716750554

Table of contents :
Preface ix
1 In Search of Origins /
2 Creating New Plants and Animals 15
3 New Technology and the Search for Agricultural Origins 35
4 The Fertile Crescent 49
5 Europe and Africa 91
6 East Asia 115
7 Middle and South America 145
8 Eastern North America and the Southwest 183
Epilogue: The Search for Explanations 207
Further Readings 215
Sources of Illustrations 219
Index 225

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