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Vegetation History and Archaeobotany

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 233–240 | Cite as

The presence of two-grained einkorn at the time of the Bandkeramik culture

  • Angela Kreuz
  • Nicole Boenke

Abstract.

At the end of the 6th millennium B. C. Triticum monococcum (einkorn) and Triticum dicoccum (emmer) were the main cereals of the early Neolithic Bandkeramik culture in central Europe. New archaeobotanical investigations at relevant Bandkeramik sites reveal the regular occurrence of morphologically two-grained einkorn. Some preliminary thoughts on the state of research and the possible origin of two-grained einkorn forms are presented here.

Key words: Central Europe – South-West Asia – Early Neolithic – Domestication – Triticum monococcum – Evolution 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela Kreuz
    • 1
  • Nicole Boenke
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut der Kommission für Archäologische Landesforschung in Hessen e. V. (KAL), Schloß Biebrich/Ostflügel, D-65203 Wiesbaden, e-mail: Kreuz.KAL@wiesbaden-online.deDE

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