Cannabis in Eurasia: origin of human use and Bronze Age trans-continental connections

  title={Cannabis in Eurasia: origin of human use and Bronze Age trans-continental connections},
  author={T. Long and Mayke Wagner and D. Demske and Christian Leipe and P. Tarasov},
  journal={Vegetation History and Archaeobotany},
  • T. Long, Mayke Wagner, +2 authors P. Tarasov
  • Published 2016
  • Geology
  • Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
  • A systematic review of archaeological and palaeoenvironmental records of cannabis (fibres, pollen, achenes and imprints of achenes) reveals its complex history in Eurasia. A multiregional origin of human use of the plant is proposed, considering the more or less contemporaneous appearance of cannabis records in two distal parts (Europe and East Asia) of the continent. A marked increase in cannabis achene records from East Asia between ca. 5,000 and 4,000 cal bp might be associated with the… CONTINUE READING

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