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New Lives for Ancient and Extinct Crops

New Lives for Ancient and Extinct Crops (Paperback)

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New Lives for Ancient and Extinct Crops profiles nine plant species that were important contributors to human diets and medicinal uses in antiquity: maygrass, chenopod, marsh elder, agave, little barley, chia, arrowroot, little millet, and bitter vetch. Each chapter is written by a well-known scholar, who illustrates the value of the ancient crop record to inform the present. "This volume represents an exciting new vista for archaeobotanists, including an implied challenge to other specialists to think about the modern applications of their scholarship."-American Antiquity

Food & DrinkGeneral cookery & recipesHistory & PoliticsArchaeologyMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHistory of medicinePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesFood & societyScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesBotany & plant sciences Publisher: University of Arizona Press Publication Date: 01/09/2016 ISBN-13: 9780816534227  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Paul E. Minnis is a professor of anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. Minnis's books include Biodiversity and Native America, Social Adaption to Food Stress, Ethnobotany: A Reader, The Neighbors of Casas Grandes: Excavating Medio Period Communities of Northwestern Chihuahua, Casas Grandes and Its Hinterland: Prehistoric Regional Organization in Northwest Mexico, People and Plants in Ancient Western North America, and People and Plants in Ancient Eastern North America, among others.

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