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Ancient nomads spread earliest domestic grains along Silk Road, study finds


April 2, 2014

panoramic view of the Byan Zhurek valley Charred grains of barley, millet and wheat deposited nearly 5,000 years ago at campsites in the high plains of Kazakhstan show that nomadic sheepherders played a surprisingly important role in the early spread of domesticated crops throughout a mountainous east-west corridor along the historic Silk Road, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis. Full Story

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