This volume is the outcome of collaborative European research among archaeologists, archaeobotanists, ethnographers, historians and agronomists, and frequently uses experiments in archaeology. It aims to establish new common ground for integrating different approaches and for viewing agriculture from the standpoint of the human actors involved. Each chapter provides an interdisciplinary overview of the skills used and the social context of the pursuit of agriculture, highlighting examples of tools, technologies and processes from land clearance to cereal processing and food preparation. This is the second of three volumes in the EARTH monograph series, The dynamics of non-industrial agriculture: 8, 000 years of resilience and innovation , which shows the great variety of agricultural practices in human terms, in their social, political, cultural and legal contexts.This is also the case with all the other agricultural operations in the process of land clearance and preparation. Manual tilling techniques a spade and hoe cultivation a are less researched than ploughs, with some exceptions ( Steensberg andanbsp;...
|Title||:||Exploring and Explaining Diversity in Agricultural Technology|
|Author||:||Annelou van Gijn, John Whittaker, Patricia C. Anderson|
|Publisher||:||Oxbow Books - 2014-08-29|