Drawing upon his own extensive knowledge of European archaeology, Graeme Barker has impressively integrated the full range of archaeological data to produce in this book a masterly account of prehistoric farming in Europe on a unique scale. He makes use of modern archaeological techniques to reconstruct the lives of prehistoric farmers in remarkable detail. Not only do we now have a vivid picture of the prehistoric farmyard, but we know what animals were kept, how they were fed and why they were bred. Evidence for crops grown and techniques of cultivation and husbandry helps recreate the prehistoric landscape. Even the social organisation that determined the use of resources, and provided the crucial stimulus for agricultural change, can be relived. Graeme Barker develops his argument through analogies with the agricultural history of classical and medieval Europe and concludes that today's industrial farmers can learn much from the successes and failures of early European farming.
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- Date Published: July 1985
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521269698
- length: 348 pages
- dimensions: 244 x 170 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.56kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
List of tables
Preface and acknowledgements
1. Approaches to prehistoric farming
2. Prehistoric farming in Europe: resources and constraints
3. The Mediterranean basin
4. The Balkans, the middle Danube basin and the Ukraine
5. The Alpine region
6. The continental lowlands
7. Atlantic Europe
8. Britain and Ireland
9. Scandinavia and the eastern Baltic
10. Prehistoric farming in Europe: its origins and development
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