Early agricultural pathways: moving outside the 'core area' hypothesis in Southwest Asia.

@article{Fuller2012EarlyAP,
  title={Early agricultural pathways: moving outside the 'core area' hypothesis in Southwest Asia.},
  author={Dorian Q Fuller and George Willcox and Robin G. Allaby},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2012},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={617-33}
}
The origins of agriculture in the Near East has been associated with a 'core area', located in south-eastern Turkey, in which all major crops were brought into domestication within the same local domestication system operated by a single cultural group. Such an origin leads to a scenario of rapid invention of agriculture by a select cultural group and typically monophyletic origins for most crops. Surprisingly, support for a core area has never been directly tested with archaeological evidence… CONTINUE READING
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