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Domestication of Plants in the Old World : the origin and spread of domesticated plants in Southwest Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean Basin

Author: Daniel Zohary; Maria Hopf; Ehud Weiss
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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The origin of agriculture is one of the defining events of human history. Some 11-10,000 years ago bands of hunter-gatherers started to abandon their high-mobility lifestyles in favour of growing crops, and the creation of settled, sedentary communities. This shift into an agricultural lifestyle triggered the evolution of complex political and economic structures, and technological developments, and ultimately  Read more...
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Zohary, Daniel.
Domestication of plants in the Old World.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011944053
(OCoLC)761379401
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Zohary; Maria Hopf; Ehud Weiss
ISBN: 9780191624254 019162425X 1280593741 9781280593741
OCLC Number: 784886646
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 243 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: Cover; Contents; 1 Current state of the art; Beginnings of domestication; Neolithic south-west Asian crop assemblage; Wild progenitors; The spread of south-west Asian crops; Availability of archaeological evidence; Early domestication outside the 'core area'; Beginning and spread of horticulture; Vegetables; Weeds and crops; Migrants from other agricultural regions; 2 Sources of evidence for the origin and spread of domesticated plants; Archaeological evidence; Evidence from the living plants; Radiocarbon dating and dendrochronology; 3 Cereals; Wheats: Triticum. Einkorn wheat: Triticum monococcumEmmer and durum-type wheats: Triticum turgidum; Bread wheat: Triticum aestivum; Timopheev's wheat: Triticum timopheevii; Barley: Hordeum vulgare; Rye: Secale cereale; Common oat: Avena sativa; Broomcorn millet: Panicum miliaceum; Foxtail millet: Setaria italica; Latecomers: sorghum and rice; 4 Pulses; Lentil: Lens culinaris; Pea: Pisum sativum; Chickpea: Cicer arietinum; Faba bean: Vicia faba; Bitter vetch: Vicia ervilia; Common vetch: Vicia sativa; Grass pea: Lathyrus sativus; Spanish vechling: Lathyrus clymenum; Fenugreek: Trigonella foenum-graecum. Lupins: Lupinus5 Oil- and fibre-producing crops; Flax: Linum usitatissimum; Hemp: Cannabis sativa; Old World cottons: Gossypium arboreum and G. herbaceum; Poppy: Papaver somniferum; Gold of pleasure: Camelina sativa; Other cruciferous oil crops; Sesame: Sesamum indicum; 6 Fruit trees and nuts; Olive: Olea europaea; Grapevine: Vitis vinifera; Fig: Ficus carica; Sycamore fig: Ficus sycomorus; Date palm: Phoenix dactylifera; Pomegranate: Punica granatum; Apple: Malus domestica; Pear: Pyrus communis; Plum: Prunus domestica; Cherries Prunus avium and P. cerasus. Latecomers: apricot, peach, and quinceCarob: Ceratonia siliqua; Citrus fruits; Almond: Amygdalus communis; Walnut: Juglans regia; Chestnut: Castanea sativa; Hazelnut: Corylus avellana; Pistachio: Pistacia vera; 7 Vegetables and tubers; Watermelon: Citrullus lanatus; Melon Cucumis melo; Leek: Allium porrum; Garlic: Allium sativum; Onion: Allium cepa; Lettuce: Lactuca sativa; Chufa or rush nut: Cyperus esculentus; Cabbage: Brassica oleracea; Turnip: Brassica rapa; Beet: Beta vulgaris; Carrot: Daucus carota; Celery: Apium graveolens; Parsnip: Pastinaca sativa; Asparagus: Asparagus officinalis. 8 CondimentsCoriander: Coriandrum sativum; Cumin and dill: Cuminum cyminum and Anethum graveolens; Black cumin: Nigella sativa; Saffron: Crocus sativus; 9 Dye crops; Woad: lsatis tinctoria; Dyer's rocket: Reseda luteola; Madder: Rubia tinctorum; True indigo: Indigofera tinctoria; Safflower: Carthamus tinctorius; 10 Plant remains in representative archaeological sites; Iran; Iraq; Turkey; Syria; Israel and Jordan; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Caucasia and Transcaucasia; Central Asia; Cyprus; Greece; Crete; Former Yugoslavia; Bulgaria; Rumania; Moldavia and Ukraine; Hungary; Austria; Italy; Poland.
Responsibility: Daniel Zohary, Maria Hopf and Ehud Weiss.
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Reviews the origin and spread of cultivation in southwest Asia, Europe, and northeast Africa, from the very earliest beginnings. This new edition incorporates recent findings from molecular biology  Read more...

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