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|Posing for a photo with recently harvested jut that is about to retted in the side channel of the Son river behind.|
This topic obviously relates to the discussion article that this group published in the last World Archaeology, on food globalization in prehistoric Eurasia (which I have not gotten around to commenting on previously in this blog.
Here is the precis for their session:Food Globalization in Prehistory Across Eurasia. Chair of a session: Prof. Martin K. Jones
A variety of crops that originated in China or central Asia, such as the Chinese millets and buckwheat, had appeared in Europe by the 5th millennium BC, while by the end of the second millennium BC, the south-west Asian crops, wheat and barley, had reached several parts of China.
Friday, 10 February 2012
|seeds & chaff from Iran and SE Turkey (Riehl et al)|
On a personal note, this issue marks a major foray into thinking about the dynamics of domestication is what remains the best archaeobotanically studied region of agricultural origins, but even here we still have a quite patchy dataset to work with.
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Monday, 6 February 2012
[edited for typos 9.2.2102 DF]
For further discussion of the sedimentological results by geologist blogger: see here