New Lives for Ancient and Extinct Crops (Paperback)
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New Lives for Ancient and Extinct Crops (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 30/12/2016
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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

Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816534227
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


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"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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