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Origins Of Farming In The Fertile Crescent
2013-07-06 05:04:43

Previously established theories have stated that Mesopotamia was the place where humans began to transition from hunter-gatherers to farmers. However, new research brings that theory into question.

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2012-09-05 20:36:04

Researchers hope that a new discovery, which has major implications for understanding the world's first empire, will help to highlight the importance of protecting Syria's heritage.

DNA Traces Cattle Back To Ancient Times
2012-03-28 11:52:54

A new genetic study confirms that modern domesticated cattle are descended from 80 domesticated wild oxen in the Near East over 10,500 years ago.

2011-03-16 15:13:00

SEATTLE, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring, a new taste sensation will hit the streets of Seattle, courtesy of the Near East brand of couscous and other flavored side dishes.

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2010-04-06 12:15:00

A team of archaeologists from the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute has joined a team of Syrian colleagues in excavating a key site from the prehistoric society that formed the foundation of urban life in the ancient Middle East.

2010-04-05 08:00:00

CHICAGO, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Near East, the leading brand of couscous and other specialty side dishes, is helping busy, at-home chefs spice up everyday meals through a new interactive online community located at www.AroundtheWorldin5.com.

2010-01-19 21:11:03

A new study from the University of Leicester has found that most men in Europe descend from the first farmers who migrated from the Near East 10,000 years ago.

2010-01-12 19:20:26

New study argues climate change was not responsible for the Agricultural Revolution.


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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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