On the Origin of Near Eastern Founder Crops and the ‘Dump-heap Hypothesis’

  title={On the Origin of Near Eastern Founder Crops and the ‘Dump-heap Hypothesis’},
  author={Shahal Abbo and Avi Gopher and Baruch Rubin and Simcha Lev-Yadun},
  journal={Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution},
The transition from hunting gathering to a farming based economy – the Neolithic Revolution, was a crucial junction in the human career, attracting the attention of many scholars: archaeologists, anthropologists, geographers, botanists, geneticists and evolutionists among others. Our understanding of this major transformation is rather limited mainly due to the inability to fully reconstruct the cultural, biological and environmental setup of the relevant period and organisms involved. Many… CONTINUE READING
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