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The domestication and exploitation of plants and animals

Author: Peter J Ucko; G W Dimbleby; University of London. Institute of Archaeology.
Publisher: Chicago : Aldine Publishing Company, [1969]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Research Seminar in Archaeology and Related Subjects (1968 : London University).
Domestication and exploitation of plants and animals.
Chicago, Aldine Pub. Co. [1969]
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Ucko; G W Dimbleby; University of London. Institute of Archaeology.
OCLC Number: 60634
Notes: "Proceedings of a meeting ... held at the Institute of Archaeology, London University."
Description: xxvi, 581 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Context & development of studies of domestication --
On co-operation --
Agricultural systems, ecosystems & the origins of agriculture --
The ecological background of plant domestication --
Geological opportunism --
Reflections on prehistoric environments in the Near East --
The progenitors of wheat & barley in relation to domestication & agricultural dispersal in the Old World --
The silent millennia in the origin of agriculture --
Origins & ecological effects of early domestication in Iran & the Near East --
Wild mammals & their potential for new domestication --
Evidence for vegetation changes associated with mesolithic man in Britain --
The indirect evidence for domestication --
A note on cereals in ancient Egypt --
Pollen grains of Gramineae & Cerealia from Shanidar & Zawi Chemi --
The archaeological evidence for the domestication of plants : methods & problems --
Evidence from phylogenetic relationships of the types of bread wheat first cultivaed --
History & ethnography of some West Indian starches --
Fruit size variability of Swiss prehistoric Malus sylvestris. The genetical implications of domestication in animals Archaeological problems & methods of recognizing animal domestication --
The use of non-morphological criteria in the study of animal domestication from bones found in archaeological sites --
Animal husbandry : the evidence from ethnography --
Methodology & results of the study of the earliest domesticated animals in the Near East (Palestine) --
The uses & limitations of differences in absolute size in the distinction between the bones of aurochs (Bos primigenius) & domestic cattle (Bos taurus) --
A metrical distinction between sheep & goat metacarpals --
Animal domestication & animal cult in dynastic Egypt --
Early domestic animals in India & Pakistan --
Early cultivated plants in India & Pakistan --
The problem of the introduction of Adansonia digitata into India --
Carnivore remains from the excavations of the Jericho Tell --
Some difficulties of interpreting the metrical data derived from the remains of cattle at the Roman settlement of Corstopitum --
Plant remains & early farming in Jericho. The pattern of animal domestication in the prehistoric Near East --
Animal domestication in the neolithic cultures of the south-west part of European U.S.S.R. --
Early animal domestication in China --
Early cereal cultivation in China --
The origins of yam cultivation --
The origin, variability & spread of the groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) --
The domestication of chili peppers --
Evolution of American Phaseolus beans under domestication --
Some domesticated lower plants in South East Asian food technology --
The domestication of the horse --
The exploitation of molluscs --
The Mesopotamian onager as a draught animal --
The domestication of the ferret --
Changes in the fleece of sheep following domestication (with a note on the coat of cattle) --
Human nutrition : evolutionary perspectives --
Dietary variation & the biology of earlier human populations --
Archaeology & the nutritionist --
Responsibility: edited by Peter J. Ucko and G.W. Dimbleby.


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