Special Issue: Prehistoric Pioneers--Archaeology and the History of Farming
Cover: Photo by M. M. Voigt. The first plants and animals domesticated in the Middle East are still basic to village economics. In the fields surrounding the village of Lidar in southern Turkey, wheat, barley, and lentils are grown. Sheep and goats graze on the hillsides during the day, but return each evening to the village for milking.
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Introduction--The Origin and Growth of a Research Focus: Agricultural Beginnings
Robert J. Braidwood
Wild Animals Ain't So Wild, Domesticating Them Not So Difficult
Charles A. Reed
Dietary Reconstruction and Near Eastern Archaeology
Bread and Beer--The Early Use of Cereals in the Human Diet
Solomon Katz and Mary M. Voigt
Cattle and the Harappan Chiefdoms of the Indus Valley
Walter Fairservis, Jr.
States, Chiefdoms, and Tribes
The Antiquity of Dairying in Temperate Europe