Last Hunters, First Farmers: New Perspectives on Prehistoric Transition to Agriculture

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  • Through case studies, the authors of Last Hunters provide a global perspective on contemporary research into the origins of agriculture. Exploring the pivotal questions of why and how hunting peoples became farmers, 11 distinguished archaeologists emphasize the importance of the resource-rich areas in which agriculture began, the complex social organizations already in place, the role of sedentism, and for some areas, the advent of economic intensification and competition.
    • Series: School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series
    • Paperback: 372 pages
    • Publisher: School of American Research Press (1996)
    • ISBN-10: 0933452918
    • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • T. Douglas Price was born in New Haven in 1945. Doug is Weinstein Professor of European Archaeology emeritus and the former Director of the Laboratory for Archaeological Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was on the faculty for more than 37 years. He was also 6th Century Chair in Archaeological Science in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen, now emeritus. He did archaeological fieldwork on early agriculture in Denmark for many years and conducts laboratory studies of isotopes in human tooth enamel to learn about prehistoric migration and mobility. He is the author of a number of archaeology books and articles. He likes archaeology, small children, food, football, family, and Anne Birgitte. He doesn't like long, self-promoting descriptions of book authors.
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