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The Resource Last hunters, first farmers : new perspectives on the prehistoric transition to agriculture, edited by T. Douglas Price and Anne Birgitte Gebauer

Last hunters, first farmers : new perspectives on the prehistoric transition to agriculture, edited by T. Douglas Price and Anne Birgitte Gebauer

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Last hunters, first farmers : new perspectives on the prehistoric transition to agriculture
Title
Last hunters, first farmers
Title remainder
new perspectives on the prehistoric transition to agriculture
Statement of responsibility
edited by T. Douglas Price and Anne Birgitte Gebauer
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Language
eng
Summary
  • During virtually the entire four-million-year history of our habitation on this planet, humans have been hunters and gatherers, dependent for nourishment on the availability of wild plants and animals. Beginning about 10,000 years ago, however, the most remarkable phenomenon in the course of human prehistory was set in motion. At locations around the world, over a period of about 5,000 years, hunters became farmers. Far more than the domestication of plant and animal species was involved in this revolution, which was accompanied by massive changes in the structure and organization of the societies that adopted agriculture and by a totally new relationship with the environment. Whereas hunter-gatherers live off the land in an extensive fashion, exploiting a diversity of resources over a broad area, farmers utilize the landscape intensively. The implications of these changes in human activity and social organization reverberate down to the present day
  • The case studies presented here, ranging from the Far East to the American Southwest, provide a global perspective on contemporary research into the origins of agriculture. Downplaying more traditional explanations of the turn to agriculture, such as the influence of marginal environments and population pressures, the contributors to this volume emphasize instead the importance of the resource-rich areas in which agriculture began, the complex social organizations already in place, the role of sedentism, and, in some locales, the advent of economic intensification and competition. This volume resulted from an advanced seminar held at the School of American Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Contributors include Ofer Bar-Yosef, Anne Birgitte Gebauer, Charles Higham, Lawrence H. Keeley, Richard H. Meadow, Deborah M. Pearsall, T. Douglas Price, Bruce D. Smith, Patty Jo Watson, and W. H. Wills
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DLC
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN799.A4
LC item number
L37 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1951-
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  • Price, T. Douglas
  • Gebauer, Anne Birgitte
  • School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)
Series statement
School of American Research advanced seminar series
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Agriculture
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Last hunters, first farmers : new perspectives on the prehistoric transition to agriculture, edited by T. Douglas Price and Anne Birgitte Gebauer
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Publication
Note
Papers from a seminar held June 1992 at the School of American Research
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-346) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32590317
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 354 pages
Isbn
9780933452916
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
95020338
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Last hunters, first farmers : new perspectives on the prehistoric transition to agriculture, edited by T. Douglas Price and Anne Birgitte Gebauer
Publication
Note
Papers from a seminar held June 1992 at the School of American Research
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-346) 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
Control code
32590317
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 354 pages
Isbn
9780933452916
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
95020338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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