Forest Farmers and Stockherders: Early Agriculture and its Consequences in North-Central Europe (Hardback)
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Short Description for Forest Farmers and Stockherders Drawing extensively on anthropological theory and ecological models of human adaptation, this book explores the growth of a food-producing economy in the period 5000 3000 BC.
- Published: 01 February 1989
- Format: Hardback 262 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521329590 ISBN 10: 0521329590
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Drawing extensively on anthropological theory and ecological models of human adaptation, Forest Farmers and Stockherders explores the single most radical transformation in all European prehistory - the growth of a food-producing economy in the period 5000 3000 BC. Dr Bogucki seeks to develop a coherent view of the introduction of food production to north-central Europe, identifying new environmental zones being exploited for the first time and new ecological adaptations being adopted by both indigenous and colonizing populations. He lays particular emphasis on the strategies developed by Neolithic communities for coping with the environmental risks and uncertainties inherent in the introduction of new economic systems and the social implications of these strategies for the organization of human behaviour.