2,800 year old wheat grains discovered in north China
Archaeologists recently discovered a large amount of carbonized wheat grains at a site in northwest China's Shaanxi province.
|Carbonized wheat grain discovered at the Haojing site in Xi'an, Shaanxi province [Credit: CCTV]|
West Asia and Afghanistan are generally believed to be where the use of wheat originated. In Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Gansu province, archaeologists have also found wheat grains at ancient sites, but in small amounts.
|Archaeologists at the Haojing site in Xi'an, Shaanxi province [Credit: CCTV]|
Previous discoveries had proven that ancient people had begun planting wheat in the northern part of China during the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD).
Source: CRI [January 15, 2017]