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10 Neolithic migrations: food production and population expansion

Prehistory

Part II: Holocene migrations

  1. Peter Bellwood

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm810

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Bellwood, P. 2013. 10 Neolithic migrations: food production and population expansion. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

This chapter introduces the development of food production amongst Holocene human societies and discusses the likely repercussions in terms of population growth and territorial expansion, as visible in the archaeological record. It leads into the following chapter, on the expansions of language families in prehistoric times.

Keywords:

  • archaeology;
  • farming;
  • food;
  • Holocene;
  • origins of agriculture