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Title Explaining and exploring diversity in agricultural technology / edited by Annelou van Gijn, John Whittaker and Patricia C. Anderson.

Publication Info. Oxford ; Haverton, PA : Oxbow Books, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 383 pages)
Series Early agricultural remnants and technical heritage (EARTH) : 8,000 years of resilience and innovation ; volume 2
Early agricultural remnants and technical heritage.
Summary "This volume is the outcome of collaborative European research among archaeologists, archaeobotanists, ethnographers, historians and agronomists, and frequently uses experiments in archaeology. It aims to establish new common ground for integrating different approaches and for viewing agriculture from the standpoint of the human actors involved. Each chapter provides an interdisciplinary overview of the skills used and the social context of the pursuit of agriculture, highlighting examples of tools, technologies and processes from land clearance to cereal processing and food preparation"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Section 1. Introduction -- 1. The dimension of tools, skills and processes -- Section 2. The agricultural process : tools and techniques in cultural context -- 2. From Land Clearance and Preparation to Sowing -- 3. Tending the Crops -- 4. Diversity in Harvesting Techniques -- 5. Threshing Processes and Tools -- 6. Storage and Preservation -- 7. Cereal Processing and Cooking : Techniques, Tools, and Gestures -- Section 3. The social context of agricultural technology -- Acquiring skills and the transmission of knowledge -- 9. Symbolic and legal aspects of agrarian life -- 10. Agricultural practices : change and stability.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Agriculture -- History.
Agriculture -- Social aspects -- History.
Agricultural innovations -- History.
Agricultural implements -- History.
Agropastoral systems -- History.
Social change -- History.
Agriculture, Prehistoric.
Landscape archaeology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Gijn, Annelou L. van, 1954-
Whittaker, John C. (John Charles), 1953-
Anderson, Patricia C.
Other Form: Print version: Explaining and exploring diversity in agricultural technology. Hardcover edition. Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2014 9781842175156 (DLC) 2014030957
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