The Origins of Agriculture in Europe

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Routlege, 1996 - Social Science - 224 pages
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The Origins of Agriculture in Europe takes a look at current ideas in the light of a considerable mass of literature and archaeological evidence; examining the transition to agriculture through the comparison of social and economic developments across Europe.
In this volume, I.J.Thorpe manages to evaluate various alternative explanations in detailed examples, whilst also succeeding in addressing the broader theoretical questions which form the nucleus of contemporary debates. This clearly written and accessible text is an extremely valuable resource for students of European prehistory.

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Thorpe, an archeologist in prehistory, studied at Reading and London Universities and is presently Lecturer in Archeology at King Alfred's College, Winchester. He is the Director of research projects in Britain and Denmark.

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