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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 08, 2013

Farming Got Hip In Iran Some 12,000 Years Ago, Ancient Seeds Reveal

By Rhitu Chatterjee

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The seeds and other evidence of Stone Age farming, including tools that looked like sickles, were uncovered at a dig site in the foothills of Iran's Zagros mountains.

Archaeologists digging in the foothills of Iran's Zagros Mountains have discovered the remains of a Stone Age farming community. It turns out that people living there were growing plants like barley, peas and lentils as early as 12,000 years ago.



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