Comment on ''Sedimentary DNA from a submerged site reveals wheat in the British Isles 8000 years ago''

K. D. Bennett

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Abstract

Smith et al. (Reports, 27 February 2015, p. 998) identify wheat DNA from an 8000-calendar-years-before-the-present archaeological site in southern England and conclude that wheat was traded to Britain 2000 years before the arrival of agriculture. The DNA samples are not dated, either directly or from circumstantial evidence, so there is no chronological evidence to support the claim
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247
Number of pages1
JournalScience
Volume349
Issue number6245
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jul 2015

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