Oats the Newest Grain to be Domesticated

Wild Oat verity such as Avena Fatua have been cultivated in Asia circa 500 BCE.

      500 BCE

Additional Information:

  • Ancient Waves of (Wild) Grain | Science | AAAS
    We should all give thanks to the first farmers. Had they not begun domesticating plants and animals more than 10,000 years ago, we might still be hunting and gathering and missing out on all the blessings and curses of civilization.
  • Oat – Wikipedia
    The oat (Avena sativa), sometimes called the common oat, is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, which is known by the same name (usually in the plural, unlike other cereals and pseudocereals).
  • Oat – New World Encyclopedia
    Oat, usually in the plural as oats, is any of the various plants of the genus Avena of the grass family (Poaceae), some of which are widely cultivated for their edible seeds (botanically a type of simple dry fruit called a caryopsis).
  • Ancient Oat Discovery May Poke More Holes in Paleo Diet | National …
    Maybe the Paleo Diet should include a nice warm bowl of oatmeal. Strict followers of the fashionable “caveman” regimen shun starchy foods, sticking to breakfasts such as cold halibut with fruit and snacks of pork chops and celery.
  • How did the domestication of Fertile Crescent grain crops increase …
    The origins of agriculture, 10 000 years ago, led to profound changes in the biology of plants exploited as grain crops, through the process of domestication.

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