Isle of Wight wheat DNA points to ancient trade

February 26, 2015 8:00 PM

8 0

Isle of Wight wheat DNA points to ancient trade

DNA from an archaeological site off the Isle of Wight suggests there was an international wheat trade 2,000 years before agriculture came to Britain.

Scientists analysing the DNA fragments from the underwater site said they matched wheat strains but there was no evidence of cultivation.

Also read: Site selected for monument noting city's role in slave trade

Read more

To category page

Loading...