0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology

Buy Now

The Exploitation of Plant Resources in Ancient Africa (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999) Loot Price: R2,519
Discovery Miles 25 190
You Save: R142 (5%)
The Exploitation of Plant Resources in Ancient Africa (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999): Marijke Van...
The Exploitation of Plant Resources in Ancient Africa (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999): Marijke Van...

Share your images

The Exploitation of Plant Resources in Ancient Africa (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999)

Marijke Van Der Veen

 (sign in to rate)
List price R2,661 Loot Price R2,519 Discovery Miles 25 190 | Repayment Terms: R234 pm x 12* You Save R142 (5%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected dispatch within 7 - 11 working days.

This volume presents a completely new and very substantial body of information about the origin of agriculture and plant use in Africa. All the evidence is very recent and for the first time all this archaeobotanical evidence is brought together in one volume (at present the information is unpublished or published in many disparate journals, confer- ence reports, monographs, site reports, etc. ). Early publications concerned with the origins of African plant domestication relied almost exclusively on inferences made from the modem distribution of the wild progenitors of African cultivars; there existed virtually no archaeobotanical data at that time. Even as recently as the early 1990s direct evidence for the transition to farming and the relative roles of indigenous versus Near Eastern crops was lacking for most of Africa. This volume changes that and presents a wide range of ex- citing new evidence, including case studies from Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Uganda, Egypt, and Sudan, which range in date from 8000 BP to the present day. The volume ad- dresses topics such as the role of wild plant resources in hunter-gatherer and farming com- munities, the origins of agriculture, the agricultural foundation of complex societies, long-distance trade, the exchange of foods and crops, and the human impact on local vege- tation-all key issues of current research in archaeology, anthropology, agronomy, ecol- ogy, and economic history.

General

Imprint: Springer-Verlag New York
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2010
First published: 1999
Editors: Marijke Van Der Veen
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 284
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999
ISBN-13: 978-1-4419-3316-4
Barcode: 9781441933164
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > Archaeology
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Chemistry
Books > Science & Mathematics > Chemistry > General
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > General
LSN: 1-4419-3316-6

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Loyalty partners