Primary domestication and early uses of the emblematic olive tree: palaeobotanical, historical and molecular evidence from the Middle East.

@article{Kaniewski2012PrimaryDA,
  title={Primary domestication and early uses of the emblematic olive tree: palaeobotanical, historical and molecular evidence from the Middle East.},
  author={David Kaniewski and Elise Van Campo and Tom Boiy and Jean-Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Terral and Boucha{\"i}b Khadari and Guillaume Besnard},
  journal={Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={885-99}
}
Our knowledge of the origins of olive tree domestication in the Middle East and on the processes governing its extension and persistence in different vegetation types from prehistory through antiquity to modern times derives from diverse sources, spanning the biological sciences to the humanities. Nonetheless, it lacks a robust overview that may lead to floating interpretations. This is especially true in the Middle East, considered as the cradle of agriculture, and where the evolutionary… CONTINUE READING
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