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The Origins of Agriculture in the Lowland Neotropics

ISBN/ASIN: 9780125571807,9780080538242,008053824X | 1998 | English | pdf | 408/408 pages | 14.1 Mb
Publisher: Academic Press | Author: Dolores R. Piperno and Deborah M. Pearsall (Auth.)

This first modern, full-bodied study of early horticulture and agriculture in the Neotropics unites new methods of recovering, identifying, and dating plant remains with a strong case for Optimal Foraging Strategy inthis historical context. Drawing upon new approaches to tropical archaeology, Dolores Piperno and Deborah Pearsall argue that the tropical forest habitat is neither as hostile nor as benevolent for human occupation and plant experimentation as researchers have suggested. Among other conclusions, they demonstrate that tropical forest food production emerged concurrent with that in. Read more…

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