The Domestication and Early Spread of Manioc (Manihot Esculenta Crantz): A Brief Synthesis

@article{Isendahl2011TheDA,
  title={The Domestication and Early Spread of Manioc (Manihot Esculenta Crantz): A Brief Synthesis},
  author={Christian Isendahl},
  journal={Latin American Antiquity},
  year={2011},
  volume={22},
  pages={452 - 468}
}
  • C. Isendahl
  • Published 1 December 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • Latin American Antiquity
Abstract Owing to poor preservation of organic remains in humid environments, direct evidence of early manioc (Manihot esculenta Crantz) cultivation is exceptionally rare in datable archaeological contexts. Recent research summarized here offers new insights into the spatio-temporal framework of the initial domestication and early spread of manioc in the Neotropics. Integrating evidence from comparative plant genetics and paleoethnobotanic starch analysis to contribute to the archaeology of… 
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