Domestication and Agriculture in southern China

The Yangtze Valley in central China is widely regarded by archaeologists, palaeobotanists and plant geneticists as the location of the earliest cultivation of Asian rice. Continue reading “Domestication and Agriculture in southern China”

Eastern United States region; one of the world’s independent centers of domestication

Between approximately 11,000 and 5,000 years ago, human societies in many different regions of the world brought a wide range of different species of plants and animals under domestication, marking the initial emergence of food production economies and the beginning of one of the major transitions in human history. Continue reading “Eastern United States region; one of the world’s independent centers of domestication”

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