On the one hand some of the primary homelands may

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Unformatted text preview: by the arrival of Fertile Crescent crops, were Europe (local domestication of poppies and possibly oats) and Egypt (chufa and sycamore fig). The recognition of those secondary homelands requires us to reconsider the supposed primary homelands. On the one hand, some of the primary homelands may better be viewed as consisting of multiple homelands in which distinct systems of food production arose nearby but independently of each other. This is especially true for the homeland of Andes/Amazonia, which actually comprised primary highland sites in the Andes as well as primary lowland sites scattered from Panama through the Amazon Basin to the Pacific coast of Ecuador and Peru55,56. Similarly, the Mesoamerican and Fertile Crescent homelands may have consisted of a mixture of highland and lowland sites, while China probably included northern and southern sites in the Yellow River and Yangtze River basins, respectively, as well as coastal lowland and interior upland sites. On the other hand, some of the nine candidates for primary homelands may actually be secondary homelands in which domestication was triggered by the arrival of domesticates or of farmers from elsewhere. Independent origin...
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2012 for the course HORT 306 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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