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Autonomous Cultivation Before Domestication
Early Near Eastern crop cultivation was a trial-and-error process. Some crops continued until full domestication, while others were abandoned and later adopted independently by distant societies.
Evidence of Hominin Control of Fire at Gesher Benot Ya`aqov, Israel
The presence of burned seeds, wood, and flint at the Acheulian site of Gesher Benot Ya`aqov in Israel is suggestive of the control of fire by humans nearly 790,000 years ago. The distribution of the…
Pleistocene milestones on the out-of-Africa corridor at Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, israel.
The Acheulean site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov in the Dead Sea Rift of Israel documents hominin movements and technological development on a corridor between Africa and Eurasia, considerably older than previous estimates.
Early Domesticated Fig in the Jordan Valley
The discovery of nine carbonized fig fruits and hundreds of drupelets stored in Gilgal I, an early Neolithic village, located in the Lower Jordan Valley, suggest that these edible fruits were gathered from parthenocarpic trees grown from intentionally planted branches.
Domestication of emmer wheat and evolution of free-threshing tetraploid wheat
The model in which domestication occurred independently in several sites across the Levant is supported, according to this view, the genes for non-brittleness were transferred to numerous wild emmer genotypes thro...
Epipalaeolithic (19,000 BP) cereal and fruit diet at Ohalo II, Sea of Galilee, Israel
Small-grained wild grasses as staple food at the 23 000-year-old site of Ohalo II, Israel
More than 16 000 grains of small-grained grasses were retrieved at Ohalo II, a submerged 23 000-year-old site on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, Israel. The grains were part of a very large…
Nuts, nut cracking, and pitted stones at Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov, Israel
- N. Goren-Inbar, G. Sharon, Y. Melamed, M. Kislev
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 19 February 2002
The Acheulian site of Gesher Benot Ya’aqov (Israel) has revealed a unique association of edible nuts with pitted hammers and anvils similar in pit morphology to those used by chimpanzees and contemporary hunter–gatherers.
Mousterian vegetal food in Kebara Cave, Mt. Carmel
Origins of the cultivation oflathyrus sativus andL. cicera (fabaceae)
- M. Kislev
- HistoryEconomic Botany
- 1 April 1989
Most of the early and rich archaeobotanical finds ofLathyrus sect.Cicercula, particularly those of the most ancient periods, came from the Balkan peninsula. It has been found that cultivation ofL.…