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A new functional ecological model reveals the nature of early plant management in southwest Asia

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The protracted domestication model posits that wild cereals in southwest Asia were cultivated over millennia before the appearance of domesticated cereals in the archaeological record. These ‘pre-domestication cultivation’ activities are widely understood as entailing annual cycles of soil tillage and sowing and are expected to select for domestic traits such as non-shattering ears. However, the reconstruction of these practices is mostly based on indirect evidence and speculation, raising th...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41477-022-01161-7

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
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ORCID:
0000-0002-0358-9995
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0000-0002-3963-9237
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Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Plants Journal website
Publication date:
2022-06-02
Acceptance date:
2022-04-29
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2055-0278
ISSN:
2055-026X
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English
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Pubs id:
1262258
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pubs:1262258
Deposit date:
2022-06-03

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