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The Emergence of Agriculture (Scientific American Library Series #54)

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In The Emergence of Agriculture, well-known archaeologist Bruce Smith explores the initial emergence and early expansion of agriculture, and the transformations in human society that it made possible.
Hardcover, 231 pages
Published November 1st 1994 by Scientific American Library (first published 1994)
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Brett Williams
Sep 16, 2015 Brett Williams rated it liked it
An informative text that often reads like a list.

This book provides a number of revelations most of us are unaware of, from the fact domesticated plants are the way the are due to humans (not nature) imposing selective pressures on their evolution, to finding the walls of Jericho were not defensive structures, but rather irrigation dikes (in addition to their location on an active fault line). This kind of knowledge, commonly known among scholars, rarely sprinkles on the rest of us. For these g
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