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

Author:
Bruno, Maria C., Pinto, Milton, Rojas, Wilfredo
Source:
Economic botany 2018 v.72 no.2 pp. 137-149
ISSN:
0013-0001
Subject:
Chenopodium pallidicaule, basins, domestication, seed morphology, Andes region, Lake Titicaca, South America
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.
Agid:
6142496