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The Early history of agriculture : a joint symposium of the Royal Society and the British Academy

Author: Royal Society (Great Britain); British Academy.
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 1977.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Early history of agriculture.
Oxford [Eng.] : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 1977
(OCoLC)647134997
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Royal Society (Great Britain); British Academy.
ISBN: 0197259677 9780197259672
OCLC Number: 3361882
Notes: Proceedings of the symposium held April 9-10, 1975.
Description: 213 pages, [3] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: Domestication and social evolution / Grahame Clark --
Plant and animal distribution in relation to domestication / J.R. Harlan --
On macroscopic traces of food plants in southwestern Asia (with some reference to pollen data) / W. van Zeist --
The husbandry of food production / A. Steensberg --
Cytogenetics and evolutionary change under domestication / Barbara Pickersgill and C.B. Heiser Jr. Discussion / D.R. Harris --
Physiological adaptation to performance as crop plants / L.T. Evans --
Early animal husbandry / M.R. Jarman. Discussion / Grahame Clark [and others] --
The evolution of plants and animals under domestication : the contribution of studies at the molecular level / E.M. Jope. Discussion / C.M. Ann Baker and C. Manwell [and others] --
The beginning and growth of agriculture in Mexico / G.H.S. Bushnell --
The early history of American agriculture : recent research and current controversy / Norman Hammond --
India: local and introduced crops / Joseph Hutchinson. Discussion / F.R. Allchin, Vishnu-Mittre --
The rice cultures / Te-Tzu Chang. Discussion / A.H. Bunting --
The history of European agriculture --
the uplands / E.S. Higgs --
Agriculture in prehistoric Europe --
the lowlands / Heather N. Jarman and J.L. Bay-Petersen. Discussion / Grahame Clark --
The olive in the Mediterranean : its culture and use / J. Boardman. Discussion / Dame Kathleen M. Kenyon, E.J. Moynahan, J.D. Evans --
Climate, soil and man / G.W. Dimbleby --
Concluding remarks --
the evolution of crops and of agriculture / R. Riley.
Responsibility: organized by Joseph Hutchinson [and others].

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