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Critical role of climate change in plant selection and millet domestication in North China
Yang, Xiaoyan1; Wu, Wenxiang1; Perry, Linda2,3; Ma, Zhikun4; Bar-Yosef, Ofer5; Cohen, David J.6; Zheng, Hongbo7; Ge, Quansheng1
2018-05-18
Source PublicationSCIENTIFIC REPORTS
ISSN2045-2322
Volume8Pages:9
Corresponding AuthorWu, Wenxiang(wuwx@igsnrr.ac.cn) ; Ge, Quansheng(geqs@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractWhile North China is one of the earliest independent centers for cereal domestication in the world, the earliest stages of the long process of agricultural origins remain unclear. While only millets were eventually domesticated in early sedentary societies there, recent archaeobotanical evidence reported here indicates that grasses from the Paniceae (including millets) and Triticeae tribes were exploited together by foraging groups from the Last Glacial Maximum to the mid-Holocene. Here we explore how and why millets were selected for domestication while Triticeae were abandoned. We document the different exploitation and cultivation trajectories of the two tribes employing ancient starch data derived from nine archaeological sites dating from 25,000 to 5500 cal BP (LGM through mid-Holocene) in North China. With this diachronic overview, we can place the trajectories into the context of paleoclimatic reconstructions for this period. Entering the Holocene, climatic changes increased the yield stability, abundance, and availability of the wild progenitors of millets, with growing conditions increasingly favoring millets while becoming more unfavorable for grasses of the Triticeae tribe. We thus hypothesize that climate change played a critical role in the selection of millet species for domestication in North China, with early domestication evidenced by 8700 cal BP.
DOI10.1038/s41598-018-26218-6
WOS KeywordLAST GLACIAL MAXIMUM ; ASIAN SUMMER MONSOON ; YELLOW-RIVER VALLEY ; TIBETAN PLATEAU ; GRINDING STONES ; MOISTURE EVOLUTION ; EAST-ASIA ; RECONSTRUCTION ; AGRICULTURE ; VARIABILITY
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Science and Technology Major Project of China[2015CB953801] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41371217] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41072140] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41230104]
Funding OrganizationNational Science and Technology Major Project of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics
WOS SubjectMultidisciplinary Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000432441400043
PublisherNATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/54809
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorWu, Wenxiang; Ge, Quansheng
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Land Surface Pattern & Simulat, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Fdn Archaeobotan Res Microfossils, Alexandria, VA USA
3.George Washington Univ, Dept Anthropol, Washington, DC USA
4.Northwest Univ, Sch Cultural Heritage, Xian 710069, Shaanxi, Peoples R China
5.Harvard Univ, Dept Anthropol, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
6.Natl Taiwan Univ, Dept Anthropol, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
7.Yunnan Univ, Res Ctr Earth Syst Sci, Kunming 650091, Yunnan, Peoples R China
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Yang, Xiaoyan,Wu, Wenxiang,Perry, Linda,et al. Critical role of climate change in plant selection and millet domestication in North China[J]. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS,2018,8:9.
APA Yang, Xiaoyan.,Wu, Wenxiang.,Perry, Linda.,Ma, Zhikun.,Bar-Yosef, Ofer.,...&Ge, Quansheng.(2018).Critical role of climate change in plant selection and millet domestication in North China.SCIENTIFIC REPORTS,8,9.
MLA Yang, Xiaoyan,et al."Critical role of climate change in plant selection and millet domestication in North China".SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 8(2018):9.
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