Contrasting Patterns in Crop Domestication and Domestication Rates: Recent Archaeobotanical Insights from the Old World
- D. Fuller
- Biology, GeographyAnnals of Botany
- 10 May 2007
Data suggest that in domesticated grasses, changes in grain size and shape evolved prior to non-shattering ears or panicles, suggesting a need to reconsider the role of sickle harvesting in domestication.
The Domestication Process and Domestication Rate in Rice: Spikelet Bases from the Lower Yangtze
Evidence from the site of Tianluoshan shows that the proportion of nonshattering domesticated rice (Oryza sativa) spikelet bases increased over this period, which suggests an increased consumption relative to wild gathered foods.
Current perspectives and the future of domestication studies
It is argued that although recent progress has been impressive, the next decade will yield even more substantial insights not only into how domestication took place, but also when and where it did, and where and why it did not.
Agricultural Origins and Frontiers in South Asia: A Working Synthesis
- D. Fuller
- Economics, Environmental Science
- 1 December 2006
The accumulation of recent data from archaeobotany, archaeozoology and Neolithic excavations from across South Asia warrants a new overview of early agriculture in the subcontinent. This paper…
Pathways to Asian Civilizations: Tracing the Origins and Spread of Rice and Rice Cultures
- D. Fuller
- 1 December 2011
The protracted domestication process finished around 6,500–6,000 years ago in China and about two millennia later in India, when hybridization with Chinese rice took place, and farming populations grew and expanded by migration and incorporation of pre-existing populations.
Ecological consequences of human niche construction: Examining long-term anthropogenic shaping of global species distributions
- N. Boivin, M. Zeder, M. Petraglia
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 6 June 2016
This work focuses on four major phases that witnessed broad anthropogenic alterations to biodiversity—the Late Pleistocene global human expansion, the Neolithic spread of agriculture, the era of island colonization, and the emergence of early urbanized societies and commercial networks.
Prolonged monsoon droughts and links to Indo-Pacific warm pool: A Holocene record from Lonar Lake, central India
The Evolution of Animal Domestication
A framework for understanding how unconscious selection characterized the earliest steps of animal domestication and the role of introgression and the importance of relaxed and positive selection in shaping modern domestic phenotypes and genomes is presented.
The formation of human populations in South and Central Asia
It is shown that Steppe ancestry then integrated further south in the first half of the second millennium BCE, contributing up to 30% of the ancestry of modern groups in South Asia, supporting the idea that the archaeologically documented dispersal of domesticates was accompanied by the spread of people from multiple centers of domestication.