a magisterial survey on a global scale Peter Bogucki, Cambridge Archaeological Journal Displaying a breathtaking mastery of a vast array of evidence, presented objectively and accurately, Graeme Barker has performed a great service. Paul G. Bahn, Literary Criticism Displaying a breathtaking mastery of a vast array of evidence, presented objectively and accurately, Graeme Barker has performed a great service in putting together this global overview of one of archaeology's great questions. Paul G. Bahn, Times Literary Supplement ideally suited to undergraduates and readers from other disciplines seeking an introduction to this key topic. British Archaeology Not many of today's archaeologist would have either the temerity or the vision to write a book like this. Graeme Barker is one of the few who has both, and The Agricultural Revolution in Prehistory is the impressive outcome. Peter Rowley-Conwy, Antiquity ...a masterpiece of interdisciplinary synthesis, which encompasses all parts of the world, not just well-researched areas...He puts today's all-embracing, and often popular, theories in a much more sophisticated context. This important and erudite work will surely become a classic... Brian Fagan, European Journal of Archaeology an extremely useful and balanced analysis of the work done by archaeologists on the history of farming, linked to analyses made within other disciplines including anthropology Monica Janowski, Anthropology in Action
About the Author
Graeme Barker is Disney Professor of Archaeology, and Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge.