RFF#61 – Wheat was the first crop cultivated by humans

Apparently it has been reaped and sowed since 8000BC. Following wheat, crops including barley, peas, lentils, bitter vetch, chickpeas and flax was subsequently cultivated.

And since I know you’re wondering, bitter vetch is a an ancient legume.

I learned about this fact from: http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/plaintexthistories.asp?historyid=ab56


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