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To: SunkenCiv

What is naked wheat?
Very interesting.

I love these sorts of articles.
Did you ever see an older TV show called connection?
(Yes,the guy sort became weird)
He did though make many connection to advancement or decline based on shifting weather patterns.

As just one example, was a mini ice age led to two story houses, fire places and tapestries for the walls to block out the cold.

Anyway, thanks always enjoyable.


2 posted on 09/28/2013 2:57:10 PM PDT by svcw (obama lied my plan died)
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To: svcw

James Burke’s “Connections” series (BBC, but I saw the PBS reruns) was and is a blast; his second series “The Day the Universe Changed” was an expanded rehash with much better production values and like the earlier series had a book version. I think he did two or three other series, the only one I remember (somewhere I have the book on tape of it) is “The Axemaker’s Gift”, which is more frankly Marxist, how disappointing.

Naked wheat... that’s the kind grown in warmer climates? No, that’s not it. ;’) It’s a domesticated variety which has been bred to have no husk.

Coexistence of Tetraploid and Hexaploid Naked Wheat in a Neolithic Lake Dwelling of Central Europe: Evidence from Morphology and Ancient DNA
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440398903387

TRITICUM PARVICOCCUM SP. NOV., THE OLDEST NAKED WHEAT
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0021213X.1979.10676861
Thanks for the kind remarks!


4 posted on 09/28/2013 3:08:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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