Category Archives: Origins of Agriculture

ABD guide to origins of bread wheat. by Andrew Ormerod

Imagine bread wheat is built up of building blocks of genetic information, inherited from three ancestors, known as ‘Genomes’.  Two building blocks known as the A and B genome were inherited following a chance hybridization between an ancestral wheat, Einkorn … Continue reading

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Potatoes in the freezer by Andrew Ormerod Slow Food, Terra Madre, Turin 2006

If you ever travel to the high Andes and see members of the local community apparently jiving while standing on neat squares of potatoes – chances are they are squeezing water out of their special potatoes to make freeze-dried chuño … Continue reading

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What was the Origins of Agriculture in the Fertile Crescent Like? (2004)

How did domestication happened in the Fertile Crescent – (this may be how it started any comments constructive welcome. Understanding in this area is continuing to evolving) Supposing you were a hunter gatherer living about 14,000 years ago in Syria, … Continue reading

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