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

Contributor(s): Benco, Nancy L | Cowan, C. Wesley, 1951- | Watson, Patty Jo, 1932-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2006Edition: [New ed.].Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 224 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780817382704 (electronic bk.); 0817382704 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Agriculture -- Origin -- Congresses | Agriculture, Prehistoric -- Congresses | Plant remains (Archaeology) -- Congresses | Prehistoric peoples -- Food -- Congresses | Agriculture | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- Crop Science | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- General | Landbouw | Ontstaansgeschiedenis | PrehistorieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Origins of agriculture.DDC classification: 630/.93 Other classification: 15.32 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
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Originally published: Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, c1992.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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