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The progenitors of our domestic cereals are wild grasses which grow today in the Near East. Here are some photos of wild cereals in their natural habitat.

For the locations of the photos see photo location map

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An ear of wild einkorn (Triticum urartu) from northern Syria


 

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A stand of wild emmer (Triticum dicoccoides) in southern Syria


 

For the locations of the photos see photo location map Early farming