Title

Identifying Domesticated and Wild Kañawa (Chenopodium pallidicaule) in the Archeobotanical Record of the Lake Titicaca Basin of the Andes

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2018

Department

Archaeology

Language

English

Publication Title

Economic Botany

Abstract

Here, we present new data on how to identify both the wild and domesticated forms of kañawa (Chenopodium pallidicaule Aellen) in the archeological record of Andean South America using characteristics of their seed morphology. The ability to identify both the domesticated and wild forms of kañawa is an essential step in advancing our understanding of the processes of its domestication, diversification, and the role it has played in past food systems throughout the Andes.

Se presentan nuevos datos sobre la identificación arqueológica de las especies domesticadas y silvestres de kañawa (Chenopodium pallidicaule Aellen) utilizando características de la morfología de sus semillas. La capacidad de identificar las formas domesticadas y silvestres de kañawa es un paso clave para avanzar nuestra comprensión de los procesos de su domesticación, diversificación y entender su lugar en los sistemas alimentarios pasados de los Andes.

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DOI

10.1007/s12231-018-9416-4

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