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. * Uses data from archaeology, 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 * Covers the origins and dispersals of major language families such as Indo--European, Austronesian, Sino--Tibetan, Niger--Congo and Uto--Aztecan
Buy First Farmers book by Peter Bellwood from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(266mm x 188mm x 25mm)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication:
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).