Why did foraging, horticulture and pastoralism persist after the Neolithic transition? The oasis theory of agricultural intensification

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Vol/Iss. 378(1883) Royal Society Published In Pages: ??
By Medupe, Dithapelo, Roberts, Sean G., Shenk, Mary K., Glowacki, Luke


Intensive agriculture will emerge in regions with limited biodiversity and water supply not reliant on local rainfall.


The ecological determinants of agricultural intensity are biodiversity, rainfall and net primary productivity (NPP).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
GLMs and Bayesian regression modelsSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Ecological determinants of agricultural intensity IndependentClimate, Fauna, Flora
Agriculture intensityDependentTillage