Cultivation and domestication had multiple origins: arguments against the core area hypothesis for the origins of agriculture in the Near East

  title={Cultivation and domestication had multiple origins: arguments against the core area hypothesis for the origins of agriculture in the Near East},
  author={Dorian Q. Fuller and George Willcox and Robin G. Allaby},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  pages={628 - 652}
Abstract This paper debates claims that plant domestication occurred rapidly in a single restricted sub-section of the Near Eastern Fertile Crescent. Instead we argue for numerous parallel processes of domestication across the region in the Early Holocene. While a previous generation of genetic results seemed to support a single ‘core area’, the accumulation of genetic evidence and refinements in methods undermine this, pointing increasingly towards multiple geographical origins. We stress that… 

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