Foraging and farming: the evolution of plant exploitation.

  title={Foraging and farming: the evolution of plant exploitation.},
  author={Don R. Harris and Gordon C. Hillman},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
Part 1 The evolution of plant exploitation - concepts and processes: an evolutionary continuum of people-plant interaction, D.R.Harris Darwinism and its role in the explanation of domestication, D.Rindos domestication and domiculture in northern Australia - a social perspective, A.K.Chase the domestication of environment, D.E.Yen. Part 2 Plant exploitation in non-agrarian contexts - the ethnographic witness: wild-grass seed harvesting in the Sahara and sub-Sahara of Africa, J.R.Harlan… 
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