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Grains point to evidence of early trade route

Grains found at campsites in central Asia suggest an ancient trade route between East and West Asia that existed 5,000 years ago. “Ancient wheat and broomcorn millet, recovered in nomadic campsites in Kazakhstan, show that prehistoric herders in Central Eurasia had incorporated both regional crops into their economy and rituals nearly

Ancient cultivated rice grains found in Japan

11 ancient grains of rice which date back to between 2,600 and 2,400 years ago have been found in Japan. The rice grains, which were first excavated in November, were brown and about four millimeters in length. The rice did not have husks. The grains are believed to have been so

People have been eating cereal for more than 100,000 years

Next time you eat a bowl of cereal in the morning, contemplate the facts that people have been eating cereal (grains) for more than 100,000 years. "The consumption of wild cereals among prehistoric hunters and gatherers appears to be far more ancient than previously thought," said study author Julio Mercader. Indeed, scientific