Seeds, Spades, Hearths and Herds: The Domestication of Animals and Foodstuffs. Carl O. Sauer.

Seeds, Spades, Hearths and Herds: The Domestication of Animals and Foodstuffs

Cambridge, Massachusetts: The M.I.T. Press, 1972. Second Edition, Third Printing. Paperback. Used - Very Good. Clean, unmarked, tight copy. No creases to spine. Maps. Index. 13.5 x 20.5 cm. 175 pp. Item #8812

Some of the author premises regarding domestication of animals and foodstuffs: agriculture did not originate from a shortage of food; domestication is found in areas of marked diversity in plants or animals; primitive cultivators could not establish themselves in large river valleys subject to flood; inventors of agriculture had previously acquired special skills that predisposed them to agricultural experiments; the founds of agriculture were sedentary folk.

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