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Contrasting patterns in crop domestication and domestication rates: recent archaeobotanical insights from the old world

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Background Archaeobotany, the study of plant remains from sites of ancient human activity, provides data for studying the initial evolution of domesticated plants. An important background to this is defining the domestication syndrome, those traits by which domesticated plants differ from wild relatives. These traits include features that have been selected under the conditions of cultivation. From archaeological remains the easiest traits to study are seed size and in cereal crops the los...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/aob/mcm048

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University College London
Department:
Institute of Archaeology
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Funding agency for:
Dorian Q Fuller
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Annals of Botany Journal website
Volume:
100
Issue:
5
Pages:
903-924
Publication date:
2007-05-05
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EISSN:
1095-8290
ISSN:
0305-7364
URN:
uuid:33c944eb-5c9b-44da-ba60-173b8c59a66f
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ora:7360

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