Europe's First Farmers / Edition 1

Europe's First Farmers / Edition 1

by T. Douglas Price
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521665728

ISBN-13: 9780521665728

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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 the latest scholarship in fields as diverse as genetics and IndoEuropean linguistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521665728
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; Preface; List of contributors; 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; Bibliography; Index.

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