IS FARMING THE ONLY WAY OF PROVIDING FOOD

Us three girls, Caroline, Jennifer and Ruth have organised a session on

“IS FARMING THE ONLY WAY OF PROVIDING FOOD?”

at the forthcoming European Social Science History Conference at Glasgow University, Scotland, 11th to 14th April 2012. Caroline is an archaeologist on the Orkney Islands, Jennifer is an economist and forager in Liverpool, while Ruth is an environmental historian in south-west Scotland.

Modern western civilisation can hardly conceive of life and food without farming!

But in Great Britain, before the 4000 years of farming until now, there were 4000 years of hunting, fishing and foraging to obtain food! .

And in North America, before the recent only 500 years of farming, food was obtained by hunting, fishing and foraging for 15,000 years by some millions of people on the continent.

The Abstracts of our three talks are presented here; there is a direct link to the complete talks if you wish to read them.

Caroline Wickham-Jones   
Fear of Farming?

Ruth Tittensor
Can Ecology Contribute to Food Provision?

Jennifer Lee           
Gathering: Reconnecting with the Landscape of our Food

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