Investigating the sustainability of small-scale food production through the case studies of the past and present.

The variability and scale of subsistence
and the long-term sustainability of human
societies are closely related.

This project will examine why place-based, small scale economies are important by comparing archaeological and contemporary studies from the research field of Archaeology, Paleoclimatology, Anthropology, Ecology and Agriculture. We will propose a new relationship between humans and their environments based on place-based and small-scale economies supported by local networks.