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The Agricultural Revolution in Prehistory: Why did Foragers become Farmers?

Graeme Barker


The Agricultural Revolution in Prehistory addresses one of the most debated and least understood revolutions in the history of our species, the change from hunting and gathering to farming. Graeme Barker takes a global view, and integrates a massive array of information from archaeology and many other disciplines, including anthropology, botany, climatology, genetics, linguistics, and zoology. Against current orthodoxy, Barker develops a strong case for the development of agricultural systems in many areas as transformations in the life-ways of the indigenous forager societies, and argues that ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199281091
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199281091.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graeme Barker, author