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    DescriptionDoes it make sense to understand the prehistory, history and present-day patterns of life in Southeast Asia in terms of a distinction between two ways of life: 'farming' and 'foraging'? This is the central question addressed by the anthropologists and archaeologists contributing to this volume. Inherent within the question 'Why Cultivate?' are people's relationships with the physical world: Are they primarily to do with subsistence and economics or with social and/or cultural forces? The answers given by the contributors are complex. On a practical level they argue that there is a continuum rather than a sharp break between different levels of management of the environment, but rice-growing usually represents a profound break in people's relations to their cultural and symbolic landscapes. An associated point made by the archaeologists is that the 'deep histories' of foraging-farming lifeways that are emerging in this region sit uncomfortably with the theory that foraging was replaced by farming in the mid Holocene as a result of a migration of Austronesian-speaking Neolithic farmers from southern China and Taiwan.


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    Title
    Why Cultivate? Anthropological and Archaeological Approaches to Foraging-farming Transitions in Southeast Asia
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Graeme Barker, Edited by Monica Janowski
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 142
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 885 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781902937588
    ISBN 10: 1902937589
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SEASIN
    Abridged Dewey: 301
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS048000, HIS002000, SOC002010
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 630.959
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: S470.S64 W49 2011
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Illustrations note
    34 col & 11 b/w illus, 8 tables
    Publisher
    McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
    Imprint name
    McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
    Publication date
    24 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge