The First Farmers
The Origins of Agricultural Societies
By (author) Peter Bellwood
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First Farmers by Peter Bellwood
Book Description"First Farmers: the Origins of Agricultural Societies" offers readers an understanding of the origins and histories of early agricultural populations in all parts of the world. This book: uses data from archeology, comparative linguistics, and biological anthropology to cover developments over the past 12,000 years; examines the reasons for the multiple primary origins of agriculture; focuses on agricultural origins in and dispersals out of the Middle East, central Africa, China, New Guinea, Mesoamerica and the northern Andes; and, covers the origins and dispersals of major language families such as Indo-European, Austronesian, Sino-Tibetan, Niger-Congo and Uto-Aztecan.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631205661
(247mm x 171mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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First Migrants, Hardback (August 2013)
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Southeast Asia, Paperback (August 2005)» View all books by Peter Bellwood
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Author Biography - Peter Bellwood
Peter Bellwood is Professor of Archaeology at the Australian National University. He is the author of Examining the Farming/Language Dispersal Hypothesis (co-edited with Colin Renfrew, 2003), Prehistory of the Indo-Malaysian Archipelago (2nd edition 1997), The Polynesians: Prehistory of an Island People (1987), and Man's Conquest of the Pacific: The Prehistory of Southeast Asia and Oceania (1986).
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