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Domestication of Plants in the Old World

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1. Current state of the art ; 2. Sources of evidence for the origin and spread of domesticated plants ; 3. Cereals ; 4. Pulses ; 5. Oil and fibre producing crops ; 6. Fruit trees and nuts ; 7. Vegetables and tubers ; 8. Condiments ; 9. Dye crops ; 10. Plant remains in representative archaeological sites ; Appendix A: Site orientation maps ; Appendix B: Chronological chart for the main geographical regions mentioned in the book ; References ; Index

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Daniel Zohary, Professor Emeritus, Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel Maria Hopf, Formerly Head of the Botany Department, Romisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz, Germany [deceased] Ehud Weiss, The Institute of Archaeology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel


Botany, plant conservation, agriculture, archaeology and the ancient history of western civilisation all meet in this invaluable book. * Stephen P. Tomkins, The Biologist * This is an excellent book that will be consulted for many years. It has essentially been a classic since the first edition. * Economic Botany, April 2013 *

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