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Documenting domestication : new genetic and archaeological paradigms, edited by Melinda A. Zeder [and 3 others]

Documenting domestication : new genetic and archaeological paradigms
Documenting domestication
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new genetic and archaeological paradigms
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edited by Melinda A. Zeder [and 3 others]
Agriculture is the lever with which humans transformed the earth over the last 10,000 years and created new forms of plant and animal species that have forever altered the face of the planet. In the last decade, significant technological and methodological advances in both molecular biology and archaeology have revolutionized the study of plant and animal domestication and are reshaping our understanding of the transition from foraging to farming, one of the major turning points in human history. This groundbreaking volume for the first time brings together leading archaeologists and biologists working on the domestication of both plants and animals to consider a wide variety of archaeological and genetic approaches to tracing the origin and dispersal of domesticates. It provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in this quickly changing field as well as reviews of recent findings on specific crop and livestock species in the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa. Offering a unique global perspective, it explores common challenges and potential avenues for future progress in documenting domestication
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Documenting domestication : new genetic and archaeological paradigms, edited by Melinda A. Zeder [and 3 others]
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Documenting domestication: bring together plants, animals, archaology, and genetics / Melinda A. Zeder, Daniel G. Bradley, Eve Emshwiller, and Bruce D. Smith -- Section 1: Archaeological documentation of plant domestication. Documenting domesticated plants in the archaeological record / Bruce D. Smith ; Seed size increase as a marker of domestication in squash (Cucurbita pepo) / Bruce D. Smith ; A morphological approach to documenting domestication of Chenopodium in the Andes / Maria C. Bruno ; Identifying Manioc (Manihot esculenta Crantz) and other roots in pre-Columbian tropical America through starch grain analysis: a case study from central Panama / Dolores R. Piperno ; Phytolith evidence for the early presence of domesticated banana (Musa) in Africa / Ch. Mbida; E. De Langhe, L. Vrydaghs, H. Doutrelepont, Ro. Swennen, W. Van Neer, and P. de Maret Chapter ; Documenting the presence of maize in Central and South America through phytolith analysis of food residues / Robert G. Thompson -- Section 2: Genetic documentation of plant domestication. Genetic data and plant domestication / Eve Emshwiller ; DNA sequence data and inferences on Cassava's origin of domestication / Kenneth M. Olsen and Barbara A. Schaal ; Relationship between Chinese chive (Allium tuberosum) and its putative progenitor A. ramosum as assessed by random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) / Frank R. Blattner and Nikolai Friesen ; Using multiple types of molecular markers to understand olive phylogeography / Catherine Breton, Guillaume Besnard, and André A. Bervillé ; Origins of polyploid crops: the example of the octoploid tuber crop Oxalis tuberosa / Eve Emshwiller -- Section 3: Archaeological documentation of animal domestication. Archaeological approaches to documenting animal domestication / Melinda A. Zeder ; A critical assessment of markers of initial domestication in goats (Capra hircus) / Melinda A. Zeder ; The domestication of the pig (Sus scrofa): new challenges and approaches / Umberto Albarella, Keith Dobney, and Peter Rowley-Conwy ; The domestication of South American Camelids: a view from the South-Central Andes / Guillermo L. Mengoni Gonalons and Hugo D. Yacobaccio ; Early horse domestication on the Eurasian Steppe / Sandra L. Olsen -- Section 4: Genetic documentation of animal domestication. Documenting domestication: reading animal genetic texts / Daniel G. Bradley ; Genetic analysis of dog domestication / Robert K. Wayne, Jennifer A. Leonard, and Carles Vilà ; Origins and diffusion of domestic goats inferred from DNA markers: example analyses of mtDNA, Y chromosome and microsatellites / G. Luikart, H. Fernández, M. Mashkour, P.R. England, and P. Taberlet ; Mitchondrial DNA diversity in modern sheep: implications for domestication / Michael W. Bruford and Saffron J. Townsend ; Genetics and origins of domestic cattle / Daniel G. Bradley and David A. Magee ; Genetic analysis of the origins of domestic South American camelids / Jane C. Wheeler, Lounès Chikhi, and Michael W. Bruford ; Genetic documentation of horse and donkey domestication / Carles Vilà, Jennifer A. Leonard, and Albano Beja-Pereira
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