Wild Einkorn wheat and barley from Tell Mureybit in northern Syria
Acta botanica neerlandica , Volume 17 - Issue 1 p. 44- 53
This paper deals with carbonized grains of the two-seeded variety of wild einkorn wheat (Triticum boeoticum var. thaoudar) and of wild barley (Hordeum spontaneum) from Tell Mureybit in northern Syria. Radiocarbon dates suggest an age between about 7500 and 8400 B.C. for the levels from which the seeds were recovered. The carbonized seeds are compared with modern wild eintorn and barley. It is likely that especially the wild einkorn was not collected in the vicinity of Tell Mureybit, but in the adjacent part of Turkey, at a distance of at least 100 km from the site.
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