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Wild and Domesticated Cereals
As humans settled in one location, they quickly exhausted the supply of local wild cereals. Then, as populations grew there was a demand for more readily available crops, which led to the beginnings of domestication. Once humans began to farm more intensively, they selected grains for different traits, such as increased grain yields. The crops they cultivated created new domesticated plant species that looked very different from their wild counterparts.
Name: Wild and Domesticated Cereals
Material: Plant material
Place of Origin: Jarmo, Iraq
Location: Oriental Institute Museum
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Oriental Institute Museum.
Director of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago