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    Prehistoric Farming in Europe (New Studies in Archaeology) (Paperback) By (author) Graeme Barker

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    DescriptionDrawing upon his own extensive knowledge of European archaeology, Graeme Barker has impressively integrated the full range of archaeological data to produce in this book a masterly account of prehistoric farming in Europe on a unique scale. He makes use of modern archaeological techniques to reconstruct the lives of prehistoric farmers in remarkable detail. Not only do we now have a vivid picture of the prehistoric farmyard, but we know what animals were kept, how they were fed and why they were bred. Evidence for crops grown and techniques of cultivation and husbandry helps recreate the prehistoric landscape. Even the social organisation that determined the use of resources, and provided the crucial stimulus for agricultural change, can be relived. Graeme Barker develops his argument through analogies with the agricultural history of classical and medieval Europe and concludes that today's industrial farmers can learn much from the successes and failures of early European farming.

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    Prehistoric Farming in Europe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graeme Barker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 348
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 560 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521269698
    ISBN 10: 0521269695

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    DC22: 936
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
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    Abridged Dewey: 936
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    LC classification: GN803
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    LC classification: GN803 .B23 1985
    DC19: 630.936
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    Thema V1.0: NH
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, bibliography, index
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    Publication date
    15 March 2009
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    Table of contents
    List of illustrations; List of tables; Preface and acknowledgements; 1. Approaches to prehistoric farming; 2. Prehistoric farming in Europe: resources and constraints; 3. The Mediterranean basin; 4. The Balkans, the middle Danube basin and the Ukraine; 5. The Alpine region; 6. The continental lowlands; 7. Atlantic Europe; 8. Britain and Ireland; 9. Scandinavia and the eastern Baltic; 10. Prehistoric farming in Europe: its origins and development; Bibliography; Site index; General index.