Early Mixed Farming of Millet and Rice 7800 Years Ago in the Middle Yellow River Region, China

  title={Early Mixed Farming of Millet and Rice 7800 Years Ago in the Middle Yellow River Region, China},
  author={Jianping Zhang and Houyuan Lu and Wanfa Gu and Naiqin Wu and Kunshu Zhou and Yayi Hu and Yingjun Xin and Can Wang},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
The Peiligang Culture (9000-7000 cal. yr BP) in the Middle Yellow River region, North China, has long been considered representative of millet farming. It is still unclear, however, if broomcorn millet or foxtail millet was the first species domesticated during the Peiligang Culture. Furthermore, it is also unknown whether millet was cultivated singly or together with rice at the same period. In this study, phytolith analysis of samples from the Tanghu archaeological site reveals early crop… Expand
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