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The Dispersals of Established Food-producing Populations: (Rethinking the origins of Agriculture)

Bellwood, Peter


This paper offers a perspective on the spread of early food-producing populations, with their crops, animals, other cultural attributes, languages, and genes. A multidisciplinary approach is taken in which perspectives from different disciplines (especially archaeology and comparative linguistics in this instance) are used for what L. Fogelin recently called "inference to the best explanation." It is suggested that once food production was firmly established in noncircumscribed circumstances in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Anthropology
DOI: 10.1086/605112


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