• Publications
  • Influence
Crops and Man.
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Distribution of Wild Wheats and Barley
If we accept the evidence at face value, we are led to conclude that emmer was probably domesticated in the upper Jordan watershed and that einkorn was domesticated in southeast Turkey. Barley couldExpand
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Agricultural Origins: Centers and Noncenters
  • J. Harlan
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • 29 October 1971
I propose the theory that agriculture originated independently in three different areas and that, in each case, there was a system composed of a center of origin and a noncenter, in which activitiesExpand
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First, we shall introduce the materials with which we are dealing, and this requires some understanding of formal names and botanical classification. The taxonomy of cultivated plants has long beenExpand
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Saharan exploitation of plants 8,000 years BP
SORGHUM and millets are among the world's most important food crops and, for the inhabitants of the semi-arid tropics, they are the main sources of protein and energy. Little is known about theExpand
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Our vanishing genetic resources.
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Evidence for cultivation of sesame in the ancient world
There is botanical and textual evidence for sesame cultivation in the ancient Old World. Excavations at the Indus civilization site of Harappa have yielded charred sesame from a stratum attributed toExpand
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Sesamin, sesamolin and the origin of sesame☆
Cultivars of sesame were screened to determine how widely lignans occur. All lines tested contained sesamin and sesamolin. Sesamin and sesamolin in other species of Sesamum varied. Some other generaExpand
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Ethiopia: A center of diversity
  • J. Harlan
  • Geography
  • Economic Botany
  • 1 October 1969
Abstract“ Encompassed on all sides by the enemies of their religion, the Aethio pians slept near a thousand years, forgetful of the world by whom they were forgotten≓ (6).“ On the whole terrestrialExpand
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