Ancient rice seeds help explain settlement of Madagascar

June 1, 2016 2:25 PM

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Ancient rice seeds help explain settlement of Madagascar

"The origins of Southeast Asian settlers in Africa has long puzzled historians and archaeologists," archaeologist Mark Horton said.

BRISTOL, England, June 1 (UPI) -- Researchers in England believe the remnants of ancient crops in East Africa and on Madagascar hold clues to the settlement of the island by people of Southeast Asian origins.

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