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Domestication of plants in the old world : the origin and spread of cultivated plants in west Asia, Europe, and the Nile Valley

Author: Daniel Zohary; Maria Hopf
Publisher: Oxford, OX : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Series: Oxford science publications.
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The authors here review the origin and subsequent spread of the plants on which old world food production was founded, based both on the plant remains in archaeological sites, and the knowledge of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Zohary, Daniel.
Domestication of plants in the old world.
Oxford, OX : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
(OCoLC)647535401
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Zohary; Maria Hopf
ISBN: 0198541988 9780198541981 0001988541988
OCLC Number: 15082479
Description: ix, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Sources of evidence for the origin and spread of cultivated plants --
Archaeological evidence --
Evidence from living plants --
Radiocarbon dating and dendrochronology --
2. Cereals --
Wheats : triticum (general) --
Einkorn wheat : triticum monococcum --
Emmer and durum wheats : triticum turgidum --
Bread wheat : triticum aestivum --
Timopheev's wheat : triticum timopheevi --
Barley : hordeum vulgare --
Rye : secale cereale --
Oat : avena sativa --
Common millet : panicum miliaceum --
Foxtail millet : setaria italica --
Latecomers : sorghum and rice --
3. Pulses --
Lentil : lens culinaris --
Pea : pisum sativum --
Chickpea : cicer arietinum --
Broad bean : vicia faba --
Bitter vetch : vicia ervilia --
Common vetch : vicia sativa --
Grass pea : lathyrus sativus --
Fenugreek : trigonella foenum-graecum --
Lupins : lupinus --
4. Oil and fibre crops --
Flax : linum usitatissimum --
Hemp : cannabis sativa --
Old World cottons : gossypium arboreum and G. herbaceum --
Poppy : papaver somniferum --
False flax : camelina sativa --
Other cruciferous oil plants --
Sesame : sesamum indicum 5. Fruit trees and nuts --
Olive : olea europaea --
Grape vine : vitis vinifera --
Fig : ficus carica --
Sycamore fig : ficus sycomorus --
Date palm : phoenix dactylifera --
Pomegranate : punica granatum --
Apple : malus pumila --
Pear : pyrus communis --
Plum : prunus domestica --
Cherries : prunus avium and P. cerasus --
Latecomers : apricot and peach --
Citron : citrus medica --
Almond : amygdalus communis --
Walnut : juglans regia --
Chestnut : castanea sativa --
Hazels : corylus avellana and C. maxima --
Pistachio : pistacia vera --
6. Vegetables and tubers --
Watermelon : citrullus lanatus --
Melon : cucumis melo --
Leek : allium porrum --
Garlic : allium sativum --
Onion : allium cepa --
Lettuce : lactuca sativa --
Cabbage : brassica oleracea --
Beet : beta bulgaris --
Chufa or rush nut : cyperus esculentus --
7. Condiments and dyes --
Coriander : coriandrum sativum --
Cumin : cuminum cyminum and dill : anethum graveolens --
Black cumin : nigella sativa --
Saffron : crocus sativus --
Safflower : carthamus tinctorium --
8. Fruit collected from the wild --
Oaks : quercus --
Beech : fagus --
Wild pistachio : pistacia atlantica --
Hawthorns : crataegus --
Hackberry : celtis australis --
Christ's thorn : zizyphus spina-christi --
Raspberries and blackberries : rubus --
Strawberries : fragaria --
Elders : sambucus --
Cornelia cherry : cornus mas 9. Plant remains in respresentative archaeological sites --
Iran --
Iraq --
Turkey --
Cyprus --
Syria --
Israel and Jordan --
Egypt --
Caucasia, Transcaucasia, and Soviet Central Asia --
India and Pakistan --
Greece --
Yugoslavia --
Bulgaria --
Rumania --
Moldavia and Ukraine --
Hungary --
Austria --
Italy and Malta --
Poland --
Czechoslovakia --
Switzerland --
Germany --
Belgium --
The Netherlands --
Denmark --
Sweden --
Great Britain --
France --
Spain --
Portugal --
10. Conclusions.
Series Title: Oxford science publications.
Responsibility: Daniel Zohary and Maria Hopf.
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