Agricultural Origins and Frontiers in South Asia: A Working Synthesis

  title={Agricultural Origins and Frontiers in South Asia: A Working Synthesis},
  author={Dorian Q. Fuller},
  journal={Journal of World Prehistory},
  • D. Fuller
  • Published 2006
  • Economics, Environmental Science
  • Journal of World Prehistory
The accumulation of recent data from archaeobotany, archaeozoology and Neolithic excavations from across South Asia warrants a new overview of early agriculture in the subcontinent. This paper attempts a synthesis of these data while recommending further systematic work and methodological developments. The evidence for origins and dispersals of important crops and livestock from Southwest Asia into South Asia is reviewed. In addition evidence for indigenous plant and animal domestication in… 
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