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Agricultural beginnings were during the pre-Holocene glacial period

The origins of agriculture from the evidence of stones used to grind grains lie at least 23000 years ago in the fertile crescent of west Asia and in the depths of the pre-Holocene glacial maximum. But new evidence from North China suggests that these origins of may well lie in many regions – roughly simultaneously and following much the same paths of development. Continue reading

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Ancient human dna suggests European /Asian split happened well before 40,000 years ago

DNA analysis of ancient human bones from Tianyuan cave suggests that the major migratory splits between Europeans and Asians happened considerably earlier than 40,000 years ago. Continue reading

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