In this new blog post, Table contributor Dr Kelly Reed explores how agriculture spread across Europe during the Neolithic period. Reed discusses how the shift from hunter-gathering to farming led to the emergence of permanent settlements, alongside changes in trade, food storage and the idea of ownership. She reflects that while Neolithic farming could use less land per person than hunter-gathering, Neolithic food systems were not entirely localised, since evidence has been found of regional trading networks.
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