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Question number: 122

» Introduction to Prehistory » Biostratigraphy of the Pleistocene » Pleistocene Flora and Fauna (New 2019)


Appeared in Year: 2010



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The geographical area in which the manipulation of plants and animals began extends from the Anatolian plateau to the deserts of Central Asia and from the uplands of Palestine to the Caucasian range. In this large area several primary centres can be isolated where domestication of plants and animals was first accomplished. This occurred in the millennia following the stabilisation of our modern climate (after the last Ice Age); by

9000 - 8000 B. C. in the Syro Palestinian Levant, the hilly flanks of the Zagros in Iraq and Iran, the South Anatolian plateau and Eastern Elburz; in short, in the highland zones of the Near East. The presence at Nahal Oren, Israel, around 18,000 B. C. , of seeds of precisely those plants later domesticated indicates that already at such an early date particular plants were selected for exploitation.

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There is evidence of transition from hunting-gathering to domestication of plants.


There domestication of plants and animals evolved suddenly.


In the geographical area mentioned above the mesolithic hunting-gathering culture was not present.


The domestication of plants and animals evolved simultaneously.

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