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Intact grain store found at Neolithic site in Turkey

An 8,000-year-old grain store has been found at the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey. In total, from each of the two studied containers archaeologists recovered almost 5 kg of grain. Such amount and such a good state of preservation is a global scale phenomenon. In addition, a different grain cluster

Medieval shoes and pottery found at grain mill

Medieval shoes, pottery and timber beams have been found at the site of a grain mill in Ireland. “There was very little development in this area in the 1300s. It was just fields. We had just been scratching at it for a day or so though and we noticed there was

Remains of Revolutionary War-era grain mill found

The remains of a grain mill which belonged to Revolutionary War figure George Rogers Clark may have been found in Clarksville, Indiana (a city named after him). November's discovery left the team of researchers excited, said Cheryl Munson, an Indiana University archaeologist overseeing the high-tech imaging and excavations in a 280-acre

Baker bakes bread with ancient grains

A teacher in England has baked bread using ancient grain developed by an archaeological botanist. Mr Letts developed the grain in frustration at the modern types of wheat grown in the UK, which produce straw too short for use as roofing thatch. He believed using older varieties where you could get

The world’s oldest granaries found in Jordan

Excavations in Jordan have turned up the world's oldest known granaries. ...In a paper appearing in the June 23 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, Kuijt and Bill Finlayson, director, Council for British Research in the Levant, describe recent excavations at Dhra' near the Dead Sea in

Food storage began before farming

A food granary dating back to over 11,300-years-ago has been found in Jordan, indicating that people were storing grain long before they learned to domesticate crops. That's as much as a thousand years before people in the Middle East domesticated grain, the research team led by anthropologist Ian Kuijt of the

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