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Rene M. Descartes Further Reading Bruhns, Karen. Ancient South America. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994. Major synthesis of the archaeological cultures of South America from the earliest inhabitants, placing some of the agricultural developments in the Central Andes in a wider context. Clutton-Brock, Juliet. A Natural History of Domesticated Mammals. 2d ed. New York: Natural History Museum and Cambridge University Press, 1999. Examination of domesticated animals, including the horse, from early times.

Legge. Village on the Euphrates. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. Complete coverage of the 1972-1973 excavations at Abu Hureyra. Bibliography, index. Murphy, Denis J. People, Plants, and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. Thorough history of cereal crops and their effects on humanity, from earliest times to the twenty-first century. See also: c. : Agriculture and Animal Husbandry; c. 6200-c. : Ubaid Culture Begins Mesopotamian Agricultural Communities; c.

C. : Southern Africa’s Khoikhoi and Kwadi Adopt Pastoralism. 25 ■ c. e. First Agricultural Settlements Arise on Andean Altiplano Early peoples first established permanent settlements on the high Andean grasslands, gradually shifting from hunting and gathering to domesticating animals and plants and engaging in agriculture. ) is marked by rapid change in environment and therefore in human lifeways. For the most part, the early Archaic Andean peoples were generalists, hunting and collecting, using spears, atlatls, nooses, snares, and traps to secure animals and opportunistically collecting plants available in the local setting.

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