Seeking a Richer Harvest: The Archaeology of Subsistence Intensification, Innovation, and Change / Edition 1

Seeking a Richer Harvest: The Archaeology of Subsistence Intensification, Innovation, and Change / Edition 1

by Tina Thurston, Christopher T Fisher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387327614

ISBN-13: 9780387327617

Pub. Date: 03/08/2008

Publisher: Springer US

Subsistence intensification, innovation and change have long figured prominently in explanations for the development of social complexity among foragers and horticulturalists. This set of global case studies re-examines the ‘subsistence question’ in light of recent research. It contrasts traditional approaches with recent archaeological research that

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Overview

Subsistence intensification, innovation and change have long figured prominently in explanations for the development of social complexity among foragers and horticulturalists. This set of global case studies re-examines the ‘subsistence question’ in light of recent research. It contrasts traditional approaches with recent archaeological research that presents human driven strategies for power, prestige, and status as causes of subsistence intensification.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387327617
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
03/08/2008
Series:
Studies in Human Ecology and Adaptation Series, #3
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Seeking a Richer Harvest.- Classic Period Agricultural Intensification and Domestic Life at el Palmillo, Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico.- The Wet or the Dry?.- Agricultural Intensification in the Lake Pátzcuaro Basin.- Chinampa Cultivation in the Basin of Mexico.- Agricultural Intensification in the Titicaca Basin.- Animal Intensification at Neolithic Gritille.- Infields, Outfields, and Broken Lands.- Cod Fish, Walrus, and Chieftains.- Intensification and Protohistoric Agropastoral Systems in East Africa.- Rethinking Intensification.- Intensification, Innovation, and Change.

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