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Crop spread, a bit thin round the edges

March 5, 2013

“Emmer wheat, virtually no einkorn (and one has to ask how securely identified any einkorn was), naked barley and a bit of flax– that pretty much sums up Neolithic Ireland, in contrast to the 8 ‘founder crops’ that are meant to characterize the start of agricultural dispersal from the Near East”. Read more from this intriguing study about how the basket of crops unravelled in their spread westward to Ireland.

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