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Posted on 06/20/2008 2:44:29 PM PDT by blam
Oldest wheat found in Çatalhöyük
The oldest known wheat was grown in Çatalhöyük, a Neolithic settlement in southern Anatolia, experts have found.
A series of DNA analyses conducted on ancient wheat samples have led scientists to conclude that the oldest known wheat was grown in Çatalhöyük, a Neolithic settlement in southern Anatolia.
Professor Mahinur Akkaya from the Middle East Technical University's (ODTÜ) department of chemistry says the world's oldest wheat found so far comes from Çatalhöyük, this according to a series of DNA analyses made on 8,500-year-old wheat samples. "Our discovery is of great importance as it gives us significant insight into the birth of the first civilization in Anatolia. With our analyses, we have shown that the oldest known wheat was grown in Çatalhöyük," she said in an interview with the Anatolia news agency.
Akkaya and a group of professors from her university worked on the analyses. "While analyzing several wheat samples, we learned that Professor Gordon Hillman, an honorary professor of archaeobotany at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, had the world's oldest known wheat samples. We contacted him and he gave us a few kernels to analyze in comparison," she said. The analyses showed these samples to be 8,500 years old.
Akkaya, stressing that utmost care was taken with these kernels, noted that they, as Turkish scientists, were happy to have undertaken such an important discovery about Anatolia. "A previous analysis carried out on 6,000-year-old wheat samples had shown that wheat was grown in southeastern Diyarbakır's Karacadağ area. Our discovery has gone beyond this finding," she remarked.
"Generally, Turkish scientists go abroad to conduct such research and analyses or send samples to other countries to have them analyzed. But we carried out the analyses ourselves at our university. We will soon publish our findings in an international scientific journal," she added.
I’d bet there’s older wheat in Helen Thomas’ colon.
Professor Mahinur Akkaya uses very lustrous nail-polish. I bet she’s amazingly hot for a palaeo-botanist.
I looked her picture up. Hmm, 5 out of 10.
I need other hobbies.
Thanks Blam.according to a series of DNA analyses made on 8,500-year-old wheat samplesBy way of reference, the town was around for about 3000 years, and abandoned about 7500 years ago.
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Next thing you know, they’ll be claiming it was the forerunner to mead, ale and ice cream. Is nothing sacred?
For scientists, their vocabulary seems pretty limited.
(Interesting article. I’m being facetious. Some, not all)
Germany’s cheap beer under threat from biofuels
China Post | April 23,2007 | Aurelia End
Posted on 04/23/2007 10:33:58 AM PDT by Kimmers
That was just way too sad to post. German beer is succumbing to biofuels?
What would the Katzenjammer Kids say to that, now?
Talk about “nectar of the gods...” Pilsner is THE. MOST. AWESOME-TASTING. BEER. IN. THE. WORLD.
There’s a little beer bar in the Palace Station Casino, in Vegas, and if you ever want to taste REAL beer, go there.
Better yet, let me know you’ll be there, and I’ll join you!!
Two DUers walk into a bar. The third one ducks.
Then files a class action suit against the bar.
Is that the one just west of the I-15...?
I usually go to the Boulder Station...
That would be the one!
Palace Station was here long before Station Properites began to build and name their casinos, so it has no connection to Boulder Station.
Neither does Main Street Station, and they have a micro-brewery on site. It’s downtown, just off the Spaghetti Bowl.
I can’t keep up with the casinos, now. It used to be, I knew who had the best buffets and served the best drinks, but not any more!
()I feel like Sgt. Schultz!