Digging up information about the ancient crops in the Levant
During the 1st millennium, the Early Islamic Green Revolution (IGR) brought a transformation of agriculture, irrigation techniques, and adaptation of ancient crops in the region. It also spread new farming techniques and crops to western culture. Today the Aravah Valley region is home to numerous well-preserved plant macrofossils and herbivore dung pellets – a promising source of information. The EU-funded CroProLITE project will provide a pioneering microregional comparative study of 1st millennium CE agropastoral change. It will investigate coprolites and crop plant remains from the 1st millennium CE Negev Highlands and Aravah Valley. Lessons on agricultural continuity and change from that region will shed light on the historical effects of environmental stressors.
Fields of science
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF)
CB2 1TN Cambridge
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