Domestication and early agriculture in the Mediterranean Basin: Origins, diffusion, and impact.

@article{Zeder2008DomesticationAE,
  title={Domestication and early agriculture in the Mediterranean Basin: Origins, diffusion, and impact.},
  author={Melinda A Zeder},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 33},
  pages={11597-604}
}
The past decade has witnessed a quantum leap in our understanding of the origins, diffusion, and impact of early agriculture in the Mediterranean Basin. In large measure these advances are attributable to new methods for documenting domestication in plants and animals. The initial steps toward plant and animal domestication in the Eastern Mediterranean can now be pushed back to the 12th millennium cal B.P. Evidence for herd management and crop cultivation appears at least 1,000 years earlier… CONTINUE READING
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