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Ancient Egyptians May Have Domesticated Native Cotton
2012-04-03 13:25:12

Scientists have studied 1,600 year old cotton from the banks of the Nile and have found what they believe to be evidence of early crop evolution. These findings are the first to find this kind of evolution in a major crop group, especially since plant domestication has a relatively short history.

2009-07-21 14:21:14

Researchers at the University of Warwick have recovered significant DNA information from a lost form of ancient barley that triumphed for over 3000 years seeing off


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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