By David R. Harris, Gordon C. Hillman
This booklet is one among a chain of greater than 20 volumes as a result of the realm Archaeological Congress, September 1986, trying to compile not just archaeologists and anthropologists from many components of the area, in addition to teachers from contingent disciplines, but in addition non-academics from quite a lot of cultural backgrounds. This quantity develops a brand new method of plant exploitation and early agriculture in a global comparative context. It modifies the conceptual dichotomy among "hunter-gatherers" and "farmers", viewing human exploitation of plant assets as an international evolutionary technique which integrated the beginnings of cultivation and crop domestication. The reports through the ebook come from a global variety of geographical contexts, from the Andes to China and from Australia to the higher Mid-West of North the United States. This paintings is of curiosity to anthropologists, archaeologists, botanists and geographers. initially released 1989.