This leading edge quantity is the 1st collective attempt by way of archaeologists and ethnographers to exploit thoughts and versions from human behavioral ecology to discover the most consequential transitions in human background: the origins of agriculture. conscientiously balancing conception and targeted empirical learn, and drawing from a chain of ethnographic and archaeological case reviews from 11 locations—including North and South the USA, Mesoamerica, Europe, the close to East, Africa, and the Pacific—the individuals to this quantity research the transition from searching and collecting to farming and herding utilizing a extensive set of analytical types and ideas. those comprise vitamin breadth, relevant position foraging, perfect loose distribution, discounting, hazard sensitivity, inhabitants ecology, and dear signaling. An introductory bankruptcy either charts the fundamentals of the speculation and notes parts of speedy improve in our figuring out of the way human subsistence platforms evolve. concluding chapters by way of senior archaeologists think about the opportunity of human behavioral ecology to provide an explanation for domestication and the transition from foraging to farming.

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