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Farmers' Bounty: Locating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World

Stephen B. Brush

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100495
eISBN:
9780300130140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100495.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book defines the dimensions of crop diversity and questions surrounding it. Understanding the nature of crop diversity and its fate in the modern world is an international scientific enterprise ... More


Crop Domestication and Gender

Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz

in Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190490263
eISBN:
9780190868673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490263.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

“Crop Domestication and Gender” traces the rise of permanent settlements and incipient agriculture from the Pre-pottery Neolithic to the Pottery Neolithic in the Levant, together with the ... More


Northeast India as an Indigenous Centre for the Domestication of Plants and Animals

Manjil Hazarika

in Prehistory and Archaeology of Northeast India: Multidisciplinary Investigation in an Archaeological Terra Incognita

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474660
eISBN:
9780199089093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474660.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology, Social History

Northeast India is situated at the nexus of the South Asian, Southeast Asian, and East Asian biogeographical realms and harbours diverse biota, providing a unique opportunity to archaeologists and ... More


Crop and Society in Centers of Diversity

Stephen B. Brush

in Farmers' Bounty: Locating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100495
eISBN:
9780300130140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100495.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter introduces three crop and farming regions—potatoes in the Peruvian Andes, maize in Mesoamerica, and wheat in Antolia. The three cases of crop diversity introduced are among a small ... More


Agriculture and plant ecology

Ahmad Hegazy and Jonathan Lovett-Doust

in Plant Ecology in the Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199660810
eISBN:
9780191820687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660810.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

This chapter reviews the profound effect of agriculture on the region’s plant ecology, and the early role of plant and animal domestication in developing human societies. Most of the countries of ... More


Early Agricultural Modes of Production in Mesoamerica: New Insights from Southern and Central Mexico

Guillermo Acosta Ochoa

in Modes of Production and Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054308
eISBN:
9780813053035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054308.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The revolution in food production has been a recurring topic in archaeology. This chapter discusses some of the processes preceding the origins of food production and presents new findings from the ... More


Oil- and fibre-producing crops

Daniel Zohary, Ehud Weiss, and Maria Hopf*

in Domestication of Plants in the Old World: The origin and spread of domesticated plants in Southwest Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean Basin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199549061
eISBN:
9780191810046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199549061.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the attributes of oil-bearing seeds and fibre-producing crops that triggered the evolution of plant domestication. In most domesticated oil crops the fruits do not dehisce. On ... More


Prehistory and Archaeology of Northeast India: Multidisciplinary Investigation in an Archaeological Terra Incognita

Manjil Hazarika

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474660
eISBN:
9780199089093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474660.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology, Social History

Northeast India forms a kaleidoscope of a variety of people having distinct culture, ethnicity, religion, language, and physiology, and can be considered as a melting pot of various ethnic cultures ... More


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