New Lives for Ancient and Extinct Crops

 
 
University of Arizona Press
  • 3. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 30. Dezember 2016
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 288 Seiten
978-0-8165-3422-7 (ISBN)
 
New Lives for Ancient and Extinct Crops profiles nine plant species that were important contributors to human diets and medicinal uses in antiquity: maygrass, chenopod, marsh elder, agave, little barley, chia, arrowroot, little millet, and bitter vetch. Each chapter is written by a well-known scholar, who illustrates the value of the ancient crop record to inform the present. "This volume represents an exciting new vista for archaeobotanists, including an implied challenge to other specialists to think about the modern applications of their scholarship."-American Antiquity
  • Englisch
  • Tucson
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
25 photos, 22 illustrations, 13 table
  • Höhe: 221 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
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  • Dicke: 18 mm
  • 408 gr
978-0-8165-3422-7 (9780816534227)
0816534225 (0816534225)
Paul E. Minnis is a professor of anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. Minnis's books include Biodiversity and Native America, Social Adaption to Food Stress, Ethnobotany: A Reader, The Neighbors of Casas Grandes: Excavating Medio Period Communities of Northwestern Chihuahua, Casas Grandes and Its Hinterland: Prehistoric Regional Organization in Northwest Mexico, People and Plants in Ancient Western North America, and People and Plants in Ancient Eastern North America, among others.
"Thoroughly engaging throughout, this volume will appeal to archaeologists, ethnobotanists, and agricultural plant scientists and students in these areas."--Choice

"This volume represents an exciting new vista for archaeobotanists, including an implied challenge to other specialists to think about the modern applications of their scholarship."--American Antiquity

"One could not find a more qualified list of contributors for the plants discussed in this volume."--Kiva

"This is the first time that a collection like this, with its unique focus on 'lost crops, ' has been brought together in this format. I can't think of a better cast of experts to write on these plants."--Catherine S. Fowler, co-compiler of Northern Paiute--Bannock Dictionary

"I do not know of any book that does what New Lives for Ancient and Extinct Crops does. Each of the authors summarizes the ethnobotany and archaeology of each plant from the perspective of how it could contribute to solving or ameliorating problems created by contemporary agricultural practices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia."--Patty Jo Watson, co-author of The Origins of Agriculture: An International Perspective

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