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Title The origins of agriculture : an international perspective / edited by C. Wesley Cowan and Patty Jo Watson ; with the assistance of Nancy L. Benco.

Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2006.

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Edition [New ed.].
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 224 pages) : illustrations, maps
Note Originally published: Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1992.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / C. Wesley Cowan and Patty Jo Watson -- Prehistoric plant domestication in East Asia / Gary W. Crawford -- The origins of plant cultivation in the Near East / Naomi F. Miller -- Indigenous African agriculture / Jack R. Harlan -- The origins of crop agriculture in Europe / Robin W. Dennell -- Prehistoric plant husbandry in eastern North America / Bruce D. Smith -- Earliest plant cultivation in the desert borderlands of North America / Paul E. Minnis -- The origins of agriculture in Mesoamerica and Central America / Emily McClung de Tapia -- The origins of plant cultivation in South America / Deborah M. Pearsall -- Some concluding remarks / C. Wesley Cowan and Patty Jo Watson.
Summary The eight case studies in this book -- each a synthesis of available knowledge about the origins of agriculture in a specific region of the globe -- enable scholars in diverse disciplines to examine humanity's transition to agricultural societies. Contributors include: Gary W. Crawford, Robin W. Dennell, and Jack R. Harlan.
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Subject Agriculture -- Origin -- Congresses.
Agriculture, Prehistoric -- Congresses.
Plant remains (Archaeology) -- Congresses.
Prehistoric peoples -- Food -- Congresses.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- Crop Science.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- General.
Agriculture -- Origin.
Agriculture, Prehistoric.
Plant remains (Archaeology)
Prehistoric peoples -- Food.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Added Author Benco, Nancy L.
Cowan, C. Wesley, 1951-
Watson, Patty Jo, 1932-
Other Form: Print version: Origins of agriculture. [New ed.]. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2006 0817353496 9780817353490 (DLC) 2005035142 (OCoLC)62525104
ISBN 9780817382704 (electronic bk.)
0817382704 (electronic bk.)