Friday, June 02, 2006

Fig trees

Catching up on an item from my Shavuos break........
The NY Times had a
story about early fig trees:
In the ruins of a prehistoric village near Jericho, in the West Bank, scientists have found remains of figs that they say appear to be the earliest known cultivated fruit crop, perhaps the first evidence anywhere of domesticated food production at the dawn of agriculture. The figs were grown some 11,400 years ago.

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