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Europe's First Farmers

Europe's First Farmers


T. Douglas Price, Ruth Tringham, Marek Zvelebil, Malcolm Lillie, William K. Barnett, Didier Binder, João Zilhão, Michael Jochim, Peter Bogucki, Peter Woodman
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  • Date Published: September 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521665728

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  • Plants and animals originally domesticated in the Near East arrived in Europe between 7000 and 4000 BC. Was the new technology introduced by migrants, or was it an 'inside job'? How were the new species adapted to European conditions? What were the immediate and long-term consequences of the transition from hunting and gathering to farming? These central questions in the prehistory of Europe are discussed here by leading specialists, drawing on scholarship in fields as diverse as genetics and IndoEuropean linguistics. Detailed studies document the differences between European regions, and fresh generalisations about the origins of European agriculture are also proposed and debated.

    • Offers a pan-European perspective on the transition from hunting and gathering to farming
    • Contributions from leading authorities on each region
    • Uses information from radiocarbon dating to provide answers and inform larger questions about the global spread of farming
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    • Date Published: September 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521665728
    • length: 412 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 191 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • contains: 15 b/w illus. 39 maps 5 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

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    1. Europe's first farmers: an introduction T. Douglas Price
    2. South-eastern Europe in the transition to agriculture in Europe: bridge, buffer or mosaic Ruth Tringham
    3. Transition to agriculture in eastern Europe Marek Zvelebil and Malcolm Lillie
    4. Cardial pottery and the agricultural transition in Mediterranean Europe William K. Barnett
    5. Mesolithic and Neolithic interaction in southern France and northern Italy: new data and current hypotheses Didier Binder
    6. From the Mesolithic to the Neolithic in the Iberian peninsula João Zilhão
    7. The origins of agriculture in south-central Europe Michael Jochim
    8. How agriculture came to north-central Europe Peter Bogucki
    9. Getting back to basics: transitions to farming in Ireland and Britain Peter Woodman
    10. The introduction of farming in northern Europe T. Douglas Price
    11. Lessons in the transition to agriculture T. Douglas Price

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    T. Douglas Price, University of Wisconsin, Madison


    T. Douglas Price, Ruth Tringham, Marek Zvelebil, Malcolm Lillie, William K. Barnett, Didier Binder, João Zilhão, Michael Jochim, Peter Bogucki, Peter Woodman

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