The spread of domesticated plant resources in prehistoric northeast Asia

Authored by: Gyoung-Ah Lee

The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415841306
eBook ISBN: 9781315449005
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315449005.ch28

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Abstract

Globalization is a heuristic concept applicable to examining profound social, political and economic changes by intense networks. Interdisciplinary approaches, presented in this volume, reveal that globalization does not have to be literally planetary in scope and that it cannot be framed in with a clearly delineated beginning and end. As a certain form of ‘connectivity’, globalization prevailed in prehistoric times much earlier (Robertson this volume). Not all bursts of interactions, however, measure up to earlier globalization (Jennings this volume). How, then, can we discern globalization-causing connectivity from other, simpler interactions in the past? Movement of people, flora, fauna and objects, which is often manifested in archaeological records, does not necessarily cause globalization.

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