This revealing study shows how careful analysis of recent farming practices, and related cultural traditions, in communities around the Mediterranean can enhance our understanding of prehistoric and Greco-Roman societies.
- Includes a wealth of original interview material and data from field observation
- Provides original approaches to understanding past farming practices and their social contexts
- Offers a revealing comparative perspective on Mediterranean societies’ agronomy
- Identifies a number of previously unrecorded climate-related contrasts in farming practices, which have important socio-economic significance
- Explores annual tasks, such as tillage and harvest; inter-annual land management techniques, such as rotation; and intergenerational issues, including capital accumulation
Keywords: Ancient & Classical Studies, Ancient Mediterranean, Mediterranean culture, Mediterranean Society, Mediterranean Communities, Prehistoric , Societies, Greco-Roman societies, Ancient Greek, Rome, Ancient History, Farming Practices, Cultural traditions, Agronomy, Agricultural practices, Agriculture, Pre-mechanized, archaeobotany,  , zooarchaeology, food systems, economy