British Populations Ate Imported Wheat 8,000 Ago, DNA Tests Show

February 27, 2015 8:15 AM

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The DNA tests on an 8,000-year old wheat sample found in a submersed archeological site in England show that British people consumed imported wheat 2,000 years before producing it.

Eight thousand years ago, the authors of the discovery noted, wheat wasn’t a native plant on the British isles, while the people inhabiting the region were mostly hunters and gatherers.

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