Environmental Constraints and Plant Food Intensification in the Sacramento Valley
Author(s): Eric Wohlgemuth
The Sacramento Valley bottom is a rich environment for faunal resources, notably fish, but lacks staple nut crops found elsewhere in interior central California. The absence of key nut resources appears to be the key factor in intensified production of geophytes and the early intensification of small seeds, especially Chenopodium spp. These features are absent in other regions in the rich archaeobotanical record of central California.
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- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015) •
- The Evolution of Intensive Plant Use by Complex Hunter-Gatherers: Archaeobotanical Records from California
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Environmental Constraints and Plant Food Intensification in the Sacramento Valley. Eric Wohlgemuth. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395524)
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