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Scientists Found Evidence of Local African Cultigens




 Recently archaeologists investigating plant impressions within broken pottery have revealed the first evidence for domesticated sorghum is in Africa. The scientist discovered these impressions from an archeological site that is known as KG23 in eastern Sudan, dating from 3500 to 3000 BC. As per the scientists, this site is associated with an ancient archaeological culture known as the Butana Group.

As far as the discovery is concerned the newly found plant is Sorghum is a native African grass that was utilized for thousands of years by prehistoric peoples. Also, this plan has emerged as one of the world's five most important cereal crops, along with rice, wheat, barley, and maize.

This is not all, scholars have hypothesized that native African groups were domesticating sorghum outside the winter rainfall zone of the ancient Egyptian Nile Valley. Nile valley is famous for wheat and barley cereals.
The scientists stated that, they have not found any existing authentic archaeological proofs at the site.

By: Priyanka Negi

Content: www.sciencedaily.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


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