Early cultivated wheat and broadening of agriculture in Neolithic China

  title={Early cultivated wheat and broadening of agriculture in Neolithic China},
  author={Xiaoqiang Li and John Dodson and Xinying Zhou and HongBin Zhang and Ryo Masutomoto},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={555 - 560}
Evidence for cultivated wheat at 4650 cal. yr BP, as part of a broadening agricultural-based society (4650—4300 cal. yr BP), is presented from Xishanping in northwest China. This was established from archaeobotanical evidence and radiocarbon dating. Crops from SW Asia had therefore been adopted in China about 2500 years earlier than previously thought, and long before the `Silk Road' route was known to be used. The data show that the early infiltration and blending of agriculture involving rice… Expand

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