Initial Timing and Spread of the Eastern Agricultural Complex: Need for a Comprehensive Database
Extensive research has illuminated many aspects of the emergence of the Eastern Agricultural Complex, yet gaps remain surrounding the origin and spread of these early domesticated plants. The long-term goal of our research is to create a comprehensive, online database of accurately dated EAC plant samples similar to the Ancient Maize Map project (Laboratory of Archaeology, University of British Columbia). Compiling this chronology will contribute to our understanding of the social, economic, and ecological consequences of plant domestication in this region and highlight where additional research is needed. We have begun by compiling all known instances of four early domesticates (goosefoot, maygrass, marsh elder, and sunflower) in Kentucky and surrounding states. We describe our database project, provide summary information for the Kentucky region, and discuss future plans to increase the regional scope.
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Initial Timing and Spread of the Eastern Agricultural Complex: Need for a Comprehensive Database. Rebecca Hummel, Katharine Alexander, George Crothers. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442557)
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