Agricultural Strategies

Agricultural Strategies

by Joyce Marcus
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1931745226

ISBN-13: 9781931745222

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press

This volume brings together a diverse set of new studies--archaeological, ethnohistoric, and ethnographic--that focus on agricultural intensification and hydraulic systems around the world. Fifteen chapters--written by many of the world's leading experts--combine extensive regional overviews of agricultural histories with in-depth case studies. In this volume are

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This volume brings together a diverse set of new studies--archaeological, ethnohistoric, and ethnographic--that focus on agricultural intensification and hydraulic systems around the world. Fifteen chapters--written by many of the world's leading experts--combine extensive regional overviews of agricultural histories with in-depth case studies. In this volume are chapters on agriculture in the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, Oceania, Mesoamerica, and South America. A wide range of theoretical perspectives and approaches are used to provide a framework for agricultural land-use and water management in a variety of cultural and historical contexts. This book covers the co-evolutionary relationships among sociopolitical structure, agriculture, land-use, and water control. Agricultural Strategies is an invaluable resource for those engaged in ongoing debates about the role of intensification and agriculture in the past and present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931745222
Publisher:
The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
Cotsen Advanced Seminars, #2
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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