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Prehistoric Farming in Europe : New Studies in Archaeology - Graeme Barker

Prehistoric Farming in Europe

New Studies in Archaeology

Paperback

Published: 9th September 1985
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Drawing upon his own extensive knowledge of European archaeology, Graeme Barker has impressively integrated the full range of archaeological data to produce in this book a masterly account of prehistoric farming in Europe on a unique scale. He makes use of modern archaeological techniques to reconstruct the lives of prehistoric farmers in remarkable detail. Not only do we now have a vivid picture of the prehistoric farmyard, but we know what animals were kept, how they were fed and why they were bred. Evidence for crops grown and techniques of cultivation and husbandry helps recreate the prehistoric landscape. Even the social organisation that determined the use of resources, and provided the crucial stimulus for agricultural change, can be relived. Graeme Barker develops his argument through analogies with the agricultural history of classical and medieval Europe and concludes that today"s industrial farmers can learn much from the successes and failures of early European farming.

List of illustrations
List of tables
Preface and acknowledgements
Approaches to prehistoric farming
Prehistoric farming in Europe: resources and constraints
The Mediterranean basin
The Balkans, the middle Danube basin and the Ukraine
The Alpine region
The continental lowlands
Atlantic Europe
Britain and Ireland
Scandinavia and the eastern Baltic
Prehistoric farming in Europe: its origins and development
Bibliography
Site index
General index
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ISBN: 9780521269698
ISBN-10: 0521269695
Series: New Studies in Archaeology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 9th September 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.56