Hunter gatherers traded with Neolithic farmers long before agriculture came to Britain

February 26, 2015 9:15 PM

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Mesolithic hunter gatherers in Britain traded with farmers for wheat thousands of years before they adopted a Neolithic agriculture lifestyle themselves, researchers have discovered.

Researchers have found evidence of wheat at Bouldnor Cliff, an underwater archaeological site off the Isle of Wight, dating back 8,000 years – 2,000 years before modern humans started farming in England.

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