Assistant Professor EA Quinn and Professor Geoff Childs in Nepal with research team. Photo by Geoff Childs
Profile revealing an ancient irrigation canal, Anshang Site, Neihuang County, Henan Province, China. Photo by Zhen Qin
Sifting through soil from an excavation unit late in the evening on Mmadipodi Hill, Central Botswana. Photo by Mica Jones
Chimpanzees at St. Louis Zoo. Photo by Kylen Gartland while completing research
Fruit salesman in Taitung, Taiwan selling produce roadside. Photo by Alexander Lu
November 17, 2017

Ancient barley took high road to China, changed to summer crop in Tibet

New research by Xinyi Liu on prehistoric food globalization and barley

First domesticated 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East, wheat and barley took vastly different routes to China, with barley switching from a winter to both a winter and summer crop during a thousand-year detour along the southern Tibetan Plateau, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

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