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Published: 01 March 2012

264 Pages | Numerous illustrations, plus an 8 page colour plate section


ISBN: 9780199549061

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Domestication of Plants in the Old World

The origin and spread of domesticated plants in Southwest Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean Basin

Fourth Edition

Daniel Zohary, Maria Hopf, and Ehud Weiss

  • A comprehensive review and synthesis of the knowledge of the origin and the spread of domesticated plants in southwest Asia, Europe, and North Africa
  • This new edition of a classic text will be welcomed by botanists, archaeologists, evolutionary biologists, and anthropologists alike
  • The authors' knowledge and experience of laboratory work and field research in this region is truly unique

New to this Edition:

  • New edition incorporates the most recent findings from molecular biology and archaeology on the origins and spread of cultivation
  • Improvements in radiocarbon dating techniques have provided many new insights
  • Includes information from 64 new representative archaeological sites
  • Completely updated references and archaeological site information
  • All artwork and maps have been renewed, and the book now includes an 8 page colour plate section

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