First Farmers: The Origins of Agricultural Societies – Peter Bellwood
Wiley-Blackwell | 2004 | EPUB
First Farmers: the Origins of Agricultural Societies offers readers an understanding of the origins and histories of early agricultural populations in all parts of the world.
• Uses data from archaeology, comparative linguistics, and biological anthropology to cover developments over the past 12,000 years
• Examines the reasons for the multiple primary origins of agriculture
• Focuses on agricultural origins in and dispersals out of the Middle East, central Africa, China, New Guinea, Mesoamerica and the northern Andes
• Covers the origins and dispersals of major language families such as Indo-European, Austronesian, Sino-Tibetan, Niger-Congo and Uto-Aztecan