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What are the origins of agriculture? In what methods have technological advances concerning meals affected human improvement? How have foodstuff and foodways been used to create identification, speak which means, and set up society? during this hugely readable, illustrated quantity, archaeologists and different students from around the globe discover those questions and extra.

The Archaeology of nutrients bargains greater than 250 entries spanning geographic and temporal contexts and contours fresh discoveries along the result of many years of study. The members offer overviews of present wisdom and theoretical views, bring up key questions, and delve into myriad clinical, archaeological, and fabric analyses so as to add intensity to our realizing of nutrition. The encyclopedia serves as a reference for students and scholars in archaeology, nutrition stories, and similar disciplines, in addition to attention-grabbing examining for culinary historians, nutrition writers, and nutrition and archaeology fanatics.

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The Archaeology of Garden and Field. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Morehart, Christopher T. 2012. Mapping Ancient Chinampa Landscapes in the Basin of Mexico: A Remote Sensing and GIS Approach. Journal of Archaeological Science 39(7):2541–51. Nichols, Deborah L. 1988. Infrared Aerial Photography and Prehispanic Irrigation at Teotihuacan: The Tlajinga Canals. Journal of Field Archaeology 15(1):17–27. Parcack, Sarah H. 2009. Satellite Remote Sensing for Archaeology. London: Routledge.

In East, South, and Southeast Asia, there may have been several separate centers of domestication for buckwheat, sugarcane, wild rice, various types of millet, roots and tubers, various gram species (loosely related to mung beans), sesame, and pandanus. In Melanesia, several crops may have been domesticated independently, including bananas, taro, pandanus, and sago palms. In Australia, often thought to be a last bastion of pure foraging, incipient stages of crop management, including moving, burning, and cultivation of roots and rhizomes, had developed prior to European contact.

Human populations who have yet to reach their own limits were pushing the carrying capacity of their chosen economies, for any one or all of three reasons: because human populations were increasing in density; because social institutions were increasing the demand for food; or because available resources, such as large game animals, were declining (from human predation or environmental change). The concept, generally labeled population pressure, was described by Mark Nathan Cohen, among others.

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