Edited by Joyce Marcus and Charles Stanish
DESCRIPTION: This volume brings together a diverse set of new studies--archaeological, ethnohistoric, and ethnographic--that focus on agricultural intensification and hydraulic systems around the world. Fifteen chapters--written by many of the world's leading experts--combine extensive regional overviews of agricultural histories with in-depth case studies. In this volume are chapters on agriculture in the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, Oceania, Mesoamerica, and South America. A wide range of theoretical perspectives and approaches are used to provide a framework for agricultural land-use and water management in a variety of cultural and historical contexts. This book covers the co-evolutionary relationships among sociopolitical structure, agriculture, land-use, and water control. Agricultural Strategies is an invaluable resource for those engaged in ongoing debates about the role of intensification and agriculture in the past and present.
ISBN: 1-913745-22-6 (p), 1-913745-24-2 (c)
Publication Date: 2006
Series: Cotsen Advanced Seminar 2
Publisher: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
Price: US $49.95 cloth, $24.95 paper
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