ANT 331: Prehistoric and Contemporary Subsistence Systems.
3 hours, 3 credits. Theories concerning the origin and spread of animal and plant domestication are surveyed. Emphasis on the role of agricultural ecology and economics in the evolution of social systems, from small-scale village societies practicing long-fallow cultivation to states and empires depending on complex irrigation agriculture. Both ethnographic and archaeological examples are drawn upon.
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