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The Domestication of Maize: Process or Event?

Carl L. Johannessen, Michael R. Wilson and William A. Davenport
Geographical Review
Vol. 60, No. 3 (Jul., 1970), pp. 393-413
DOI: 10.2307/214040
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/214040
Page Count: 21
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The Domestication of Maize: Process or Event?
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Abstract

Domestication is considered to be a continuing process consisting of perception, selection, maintenance, and diffusion, and maize is used as an example to illustrate this process. In the papers that contain pertinent information the data most frequently found are related to selection of long ears and of large, consistently colored kernels. Information on the maintenance of varieties, once selected, is available for fewer societies. When farmers are definitely concerned about maintenance, they try to isolate each maize variety in a separate field, or they arrange with neighbors to plant similar types adjacent to each other. Few reports discuss dispersal and diffusion of seed between individuals or cultures. The hypothesis of this study provides a framework that will promote the gathering of data which will permit the analysis of the domestication process to proceed, instead of being considered impossible.

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