The Cambridge World History

The Cambridge World History


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ISBN-13: 9780521192187
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/16/2015
Series: Cambridge World History Series
Pages: 668
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Graeme Barker is Disney Professor of Archaeology, Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and Professorial Fellow, St John's College, University of Cambridge. He is the author of The Agricultural Revolution in Prehistory and Prehistoric Farming in Europe (Cambridge, 1985).

Candice Goucher is a Professor of History at Washington State University, Vancouver. She studied Chemistry and Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego (B.A., 1975), Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University (M.A., 1978), and African History at the University of California, Los Angeles (Ph.D., 1984). As an undergraduate, she pioneered the use of lead isotope analysis to identify ancient sources of metals, research published in Nature. Trained as an archaeologist, Candice Goucher has conducted archaeological and historical research in the Caribbean, Mauritius, and West Africa, where she worked with Merrick Posnansky at the site of Begho in Brong Ahafo, Ghana, and in the Bassari region of Togo. Her research interests have continued to forge interdisciplinary and global links in the areas of food studies, technology, culture and gender. With Linda Walton, she published several world history textbooks, including the second edition of World History: Journeys from Past to Present (2013) and was co-lead scholar on the Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting multimedia project Bridging World History. Her recent book Congotay! Congotay! A Global History of Caribbean Food (2014) examined Caribbean agriculture, culture and cuisine from ancient to modern times.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: a world with agriculture Graeme Barker and Candice Goucher; 2. Archaeogenetics Maria Pala, Pedro Soares, Gyaneshwer Chaubey and Martin B. Richards; 3. Agricultural origins: what linguistic evidence reveals Christopher Ehret; 4. What did agriculture do for us? The bioarchaeology of health and diet Charlotte Roberts; 5. Communities Amy Bogaard; 6. Pastoralism Alan Outram; 7. Agriculture and urbanism Daphne Gallagher and Rod McIntosh; 8. Early agriculture in Southwest Asia Alan Simmon; 9. 'Ain Ghazal (Jordan): a neolithic town prima inter pares Gary Rollefson; 10. Early agriculture in South Asia Eleanor Kingwell-Banham, Cameron A. Petrie and Dorian Q. Fuller; 11. Mehgarh Cameron A. Petrie; 12. Early agriculture in China Xinyi Liu, Dorian Q. Fuller and Martin Jones; 13. Xinglonggou Xinyi Liu, Zhijun Zhao and Guoxiang Liu; 14. Early agriculture in Japan Simon Kaner and Kenichi Yano; 15. The transition from wilderness to paddy: a case study from the Nara basin, Japan, 2600-2400 years ago Kenichi Okada; 16. Early agriculture in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Huw Barton; 17. The swamp cultivators at Kuk: early agriculture in the highlands of New Guinea Tim Denham; 18. Early agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa to c.500 CE Paul Lane; 19. The Tichitt tradition (1900-400 BC): early agriculture and social complexity in the West African Sahel Kevin MacDonald; 20. Early agriculture in the Americas Deborah M. Pearsall; 21. Nanchoc Valley, Peru Tom D. Dillehay; 22. Early agricultural society in Europe Alastair Whittle; 23. Pioneer farmers and frontier households in northern Poland, 5500-4000 BC Peter Bogucki and Ryszard Grygiel.

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