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Prehistoric Vegeculture and Social Life in Island Southeast Asia and Melanesia

Denham, Tim; Barton, Huw


Does it make sense to understand the prehistory, history and present-day patterns of life in Southeast Asia in terms of a distinction between two ways of life: "farming" and "foraging"? This is the central question addressed by the anthropologists and archaeologists contributing to this volume. Inherent within the question "Why Cultivate?" are people's relationships with the physical world: are they primarily to do with subsistence and economics or with social and/or cultural forces? The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Why cultivate?: anthropological and archaeological approaches to foraging-farming transitions in Southeast Asia


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