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Plant remains from Asikli Höyük, a pre-pottery Neolithic site in central Anatolia

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Cereal crop plants at Asikli Höyük included einkorn wheat (Triticum monococcum), emmer wheat (T. dicoccum), free-threshing wheat (T. cf. durum), hulled two-rowed barley (Hordeum distichum) and naked barley (H. vulgare var. nudum). As for pulses, bitter vetch (Vicia ervilia), lentil (Lens culinaris) and probably pea (Pisum sativum) were grown. Hackberry (Celtis tournefortii) fruits were gathered intensively. In addition, fruits of pistachio (Pistacia cf. atlantica) and almond (Amygdalus spec.) were collected from the wild.

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van Zeist, W., de Roller, G.J. Plant remains from Asikli Höyük, a pre-pottery Neolithic site in central Anatolia. Veget Hist Archaebot 4, 179–185 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00203936

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Key words

  • Central Anatolia
  • Aceramic Neolithic
  • Cereal and pulse-crop cultivation
  • Wild fruit gathering