Plants and People: Choices and Diversity through Time by Alexandre Chevalier, Elena Marinova, Leonor Pena-Chocarro

By Alexandre Chevalier, Elena Marinova, Leonor Pena-Chocarro

This primary monograph within the EARTH: The Dynamics of Non-Industrial Agriculture: 8,000 years of Resilience and Innovation sequence, ways the nice number of agricultural practices in human phrases. It makes a speciality of the connection among crops and folks, the complexity of agricultural procedures and their corporation inside specific groups and societies. Collaborative eu examine between archaeologists, archaeobotanists, ethnographers, historians and agronomists utilizing a vast analytical scale of research seeks to set up new universal flooring for integrating diverse techniques. via interdisciplinary examples, this e-book showcases the connection among humans and vegetation throughout vast ranging and numerous spatial and temporal milieus, together with crop variety, using wild foodstuffs, social context, prestige and offerings of nutrition crops.

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A Wild Solution to Resilience and Provision: The Case of Prosopis spp. J. 4. Before the Empire: Prehistoric Fruit Gathering and Cultivation in Northern Italy – M. 5. 6. From Secondary to Speculative Production? The Protohistory History of Viticulture in Southern France – L. Bouby, P. -F. 7. ) During the Pre-Hispanic Period of the Canary Islands, Spain (from the 3rd–2nd centuries BCE to the 15th century CE) – J. Morales, J. 8. ) Agroecosystems Among Jbala Communities in Northern Morocco – Y. Aumeeruddy-Thomas, Y.

Bakels and F. Sigaut (†) cover western central Europe. L. Scott Cummings and M. C. Bruno contribute articles about the Americas. The important complex of the fruit trees – wild, selected or domesticated – is unrolled and accurately analysed by some examples: acorns in California by R. Cuthrell; citrus fruits in the Mediterranean by M. Girard and Bui Thi Mai; Prosopis on the Peruvian coast by D. J. Goldstein; grapevine in southern France by L. Bouby, Ph. -F. Terral; figs in Spain and the Canary Islands by J.

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