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Title: Origin and spread of wheat in China
Authors: Dodson, JR
Li, XQ
Zhou, XY
Zhao, KL
Sun, N
Atahan, P
Keywords: Agriculture
Issue Date: 15-Jul-2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Dodson, J. R., Li, X., Zhou, X., Zhao, K., Sun, N., & Atahan, P. (2013). Origin and spread of wheat in China. Quaternary Science Reviews, 72, 108-111. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.04.021
Abstract: Wheat was added as a new crop to the existing millet and rice based agricultural systems of China. Here we present 35 radiocarbon ages from wheat seeds collected from 18 sites between western (Xinjiang Province) and eastern (Henan Province) China. The earliest wheat ages cluster around 2100–1800 BCE in northern China's Hexi corridor of Gansu Province, where millet was already a well-established crop. Wheat first appears in Xinjiang and Henan about 300–400 years later, and perhaps a little earlier than this in Xinjiang, and we hypothesize that the likely route of wheat into China was via Russia through Gansu. © 2013, Elsevier Ltd.
Gov't Doc #: 6097
ISSN: 0277-3791
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