Thursday, 8 March 2012

Domestication of Plants in the [western] Old World, revised.

No doubt all students and researchers of plant domestication and archaeobotany will be pleased to hear that the revised 4th edition of Zohary and Hopf's Domestication of Plants in the Old World (now Zohary, Hopf and Weiss) is hot off the presses in Oxford. I have not seen a copy yet myself but previous editions, the last in 2000, remains the standard reference work on the crops of the Near East and Mediterranean, their wild progenitors and early archaeobotanical evidence. An updated treatment is only to be welcomed.

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