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Late Meroitic grave
2014-07-18 04:00:15

University of York An international team of researchers has found new evidence that our prehistoric ancestors had a detailed understanding of plants long before the development of agriculture. By extracting chemical compounds and microfossils from dental calculus (calcified dental plaque) from ancient teeth, the researchers were able to provide an entirely new perspective on our ancestors’ diets. Their research suggests that purple nut sedge (Cyperus rotundus) – today regarded as a...

2008-08-24 00:00:29

By Jessica Walliser Question: Nutsedge has taken over our front yard. Is there anything organic that I can use to get rid of it? I don't know where it came from. Answer: Nutsedge, or nutgrass, is a common problem in lawns and gardens. It's a perennial weed that thrives in waterlogged soil, so the first thing I suggest is fixing any existing drainage problems or leaky lawn sprinklers that may be causing your ground to remain consistently wet -- and don't over irrigate. That said, after...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.