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Documenting Domestication - New Genetic and Archaeological Paradigms (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,199
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Documenting Domestication - New Genetic and Archaeological Paradigms (Hardcover): Melinda A. Zeder, Daniel G. Bradley, Eve...
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Documenting Domestication - New Genetic and Archaeological Paradigms (Hardcover)

Melinda A. Zeder, Daniel G. Bradley, Eve Emshwiller, Bruce D. Smith

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This volume is the first to look at both plant and animal domestication in a global context using both archaeological and genetic evidence. It has cross-over appeal with both archaeologists and biologists. The origins of agriculture has always been a controversial subject, so no doubt some will disagree with certain aspects of this volume. It will be an important contribution to a rich, ongoing debate. Respected and international group of scientists are the authors. Agriculture is the lever with which humans transformed the earth over the last 10,000 years and created new forms of plant and animal species that have forever altered the face of the planet. In the last decade, significant technological and methodological advances in both molecular biology and archaeology have revolutionized the study of plant and animal domestication and are reshaping our understanding of the transition from foraging to farming, one of the major turning points in human history. archaeologists and biologists working on the domestication of both plants and animals to consider a wide variety of archaeological and genetic approaches to tracing the origin and dispersal of domesticates. It provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in this quickly changing field as well as reviews of recent findings on specific crop and livestock species in the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa. Offering a unique global perspective, it explores common challenges and potential avenues for future progress in documenting domestication.

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Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2006
First published: June 2006
Editors: Melinda A. Zeder • Daniel G. Bradley • Eve Emshwiller • Bruce D. Smith
Dimensions: 280 x 216 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 375
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-24638-6
Barcode: 9780520246386
Categories: Books > Humanities > Archaeology
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LSN: 0-520-24638-1

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