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Title: Why Foragers Become Farmers: Development and Dispersal of Food Producing Economies in Comparative Perspective

Creator:

Zimmermann, Andreas

Date issued/created:

2018

Resource type:

Text

Subtitle:

Between History and Archaeology : papers in honour of Jacek Lech

Publisher:

Archaeopress Archaeology

Place of publishing:

Oxford; England

Description:

29 cm

Type of object:

Book/Chapter

Abstract:

To understand the transformation from foragers to farmers it seems promising to integrate several theoretical approaches. To do so it is first necessary to distinguish different conceptions of evolution. Next, we have to think about what food producing is. Is it already burning the forest to improve hazelnut harvest or is it only dealing with domesticates like maize and wheat? In the end, we have to care for a debate between two important theoretical directions of today. Processual Archaeologists identified adaptation and political economy as important behaviors during this transformation. For Postprocessual Archaeologists what matters is agency. The proposition to reconcile these seemingly conflicting positions is to develop an integrative and comparative perspective within a Hermeneutical approach. In this respect, Johann Gustav Droysen stimulated the following paper with his textbook ‘Historik’ from 1882

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Start page:

157

End page:

164

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:130383

Language:

eng

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Creative Commons Attribution BY-SA 3.0 PL license

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Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget. ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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