Early European agriculture: its foundations and development.

M. R. Jarman (Editor), G. N. Bailey (Editor), H. N. Jarman (Editor)

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Published in honour of the late Eric Higgs, the director of the British Academy Major Research Project on the Early History of Agriculture, this third and final volume of the Project focusses on the origins and early development of prehistoric agriculture within the framework of prehistoric subsistence economies in general. The adaptation of early human economies to three resource zones, namely the uplands, lowlands and the littorals is reviewed the authors describe the way in which the gradual combination of species and techniques, developed against this environmental background, built up to form the system of peasant economy which is so characteristic of European agriculture.-J.Sheail

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages283
ISBN (Print)0521243599, 9780521243599
Publication statusPublished - 1982


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