Australia and the Origins of Agriculture

  title={Australia and the Origins of Agriculture},
  author={Rupert Gerritsen},
  journal={Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology},
  • Rupert Gerritsen
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology
In this work the author explores issues of the origin of agriculture in Australia such as the failure of agriculture to develop indigenously, and its failure to diffuse into Australia, despite contact with Indonesian (Macassan) agriculturalists or New Guinean horticulturalists. Although not always explicitly stated or recognised, significant differences probably exist in the factors and dynamics that led to the pristine development of agriculture, as opposed to agriculture that arose as a… 

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