Early Holocene cultivation before domestication in northern Syria

  title={Early Holocene cultivation before domestication in northern Syria},
  author={George Willcox and Sandra Fornite and Linda Herveux},
  journal={Vegetation History and Archaeobotany},
Charred plant remains from the sites of Tell Qaramel, Jerf el Ahmar, Dja’de and Tell ‘Abr situated in northern Syria and dated to the tenth and ninth millennia cal b.c. demonstrate that a wide variety of wild pulses, cereals, fruits and nuts was exploited. Five lines of evidence suggest that cultivation was practised at three of the sites. (1) Wild einkorn, wild rye and lentils occur outside their natural habitats. (2) The founder crops barley, emmer and single-grained einkorn appear at… Expand
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