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The Origins of Agriculture in Europe : Material Cultures S - I. J. Thorpe

The Origins of Agriculture in Europe

Material Cultures S

Paperback Published: 24th June 1999
ISBN: 9780415208079
Number Of Pages: 248

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The development of the farming economy was a key stage in human history. However, despite its crucial role in the growth of human societies, it is still widely misunderstood. "The Origins of Agriculture in Europe" explores the growing body of information on the late Mesolithic and early Neolithic periods and reviews the considerable mass of recent literature and archaeological evidence. I. J. Thorpe offers a comparative analysis of the current theories surrounding the transition to agriculture and addresses the broader theoretical questions which form the nucleus of contemporary debates. This clearly written picture of a vital period in European prehistory includes in-depth material on Southern Scandinavia, Britain and Ireland.

...""The Origins of Agriculture in Europe deserves to be commended on its clarity and fairness. Its economical prose is very readable and should be presented to archaeology students as an example of good expository writing." -"Geoarchaeology

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introduction to the Paperback Editionp. xii
Approaches to the Transition to Farmingp. 1
The Spread of Agriculture Across Europep. 22
The Atlantic Fringep. 44
The Agricultural Transition in Southern Scandinaviap. 63
The Introduction of Farming to Britain and Irelandp. 94
Early Neolithic Southern Scandinaviap. 119
Early Neolithic Britain and Irelandp. 147
Bibliographyp. 182
Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9780415208079
ISBN-10: 0415208076
Series: Material Cultures S
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 24th June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.7  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1