Origins of Agriculture in Eastern North America

  title={Origins of Agriculture in Eastern North America},
  author={BRUCE D. SMITH},
  pages={1566 - 1571}
  • Published 1989
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
As a result of research carried out over the past decade, eastern North America now provides one of the most detailed records of the origins of agriculture available. Spanning a filll three millennia, the transition from forager to farmer in eastern North America involved the domestication of four North American seed plants during the second millennium B.C., the initial emergence of food production economies based on local crop plants between 250 B.C. and A.D. 200, and the rapid and broad-scale… Expand

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