Map of the Fertile Crescent

Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
by LaVie/Le Monde
published on 05 August 2020
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A map of the Fertile Crescent showing the Eastern Mediterranean, Anatolia, and Mesopotamia. Key agricultural produce is shown on the map, including early cereals and animals, as well as the dates of first known agriculture.

Translation from French original:

Legend
(orange) Original zone of wild cereals
(green) Fertile land
(plant) Wild cereals
(animal) Animals
(orange date) First use of wheat and barley
(green date) First domestication of cereals
(red diamond) Principal archaeological sites

Cereals
Amidonnier = Emmer
Engrain = Einkorn wheat
Lentille = Lentil
Orge = Barley
Pois = Pea
Seigle = Rye

Animals
Boeuf = Cow
Chevre = Goat
Mouton = Sheep

Map copyright: LaVie/Le Monde, republished with permission.

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Monde, L. (2020, August 05). Map of the Fertile Crescent. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/12521/

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Monde, LaVie/Le. "Map of the Fertile Crescent." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 05, 2020. https://www.ancient.eu/image/12521/.

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Monde, LaVie/Le. "Map of the Fertile Crescent." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 05 Aug 2020. Web. 24 Jan 2021.

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