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Plants and People: Choices and Diversity Through Time


Series: EARTH Series (Oxbow Books) Volume: 1

By: Alexandre Chevalier (Editor), Elena Marinova (Editor), Leonor Pena-Chocarro (Editor)

432 pages, 235 colour illustrations

Oxbow Books

Hardback | Dec 2013 | #202746 | ISBN-13: 9781842175149
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About this book

This first monograph in the EARTH series The dynamics of non-industrial agriculture: 8,000 years of resilience and innovation , approaches the great variety of agricultural practices in human terms. It focuses on the relationship between plants and people, the complexity of agricultural processes and their organisation within particular communities and societies. Collaborative European research among archaeologists, archaeobotanists, ethnographers, historians and agronomists using a broad analytical scale of investigation seeks to establish new common ground for integrating different approaches. By means of interdisciplinary examples, Plants and People: Choices and Diversity Through Time showcases the relationship between people and plants across wide ranging and diverse spatial and temporal milieus, including crop diversity, the use of wild foodstuffs, social context, status and choices of food plants.

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